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Genus Colon

Round Fungus Beetle - Colon schwarzi Colon longitorsum Peck & Stephan - Colon longitorsum Colon (Myloechus) megasetosum Peck & Stephan - Colon megasetosum Colon (Striatocolon) thoracicum Horn - Colon thoracicum - male Colon (Eurycolon) magnicolle Mannerheim - Colon magnicolle - male Colon oblongum - Colon Coleoptera, lateral - Colon Uncertain... - Colon
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Coloninae
Genus Colon
42 spp. (in 5 subgenera) in our area (1), (~140 spp. worldwide) (2)
worldwide and throughout N. Amer. (1)(2)
Leaf litter (1)
Associated with subterranean fungi (1)
Print References
Peck, S.B., and K.H. Stephan. 1996. Revision of the genus Colon Herbst (Coleoptera; Leiodidae; Coloninae) of North America. Canadian Entomologist 128: 667–741. (3)