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Species Lycoperdina ferruginea

Handsome fungus beetle with parasite eggs? - Lycoperdina ferruginea Handsome fungus beetle with parasite eggs? - Lycoperdina ferruginea Handsome Fungus Beetle - Lycoperdina ferruginea Unknown - Lycoperdina ferruginea beetle 1 - Lycoperdina ferruginea Endomychidae, Handsome Fungus Beetle, dorsal - Lycoperdina ferruginea beetle from giant puffball - Lycoperdina ferruginea beetle from giant puffball - Lycoperdina ferruginea
Classification
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Endomychidae (Handsome Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Lycoperdininae
Genus Lycoperdina
Species ferruginea (Lycoperdina ferruginea)
Explanation of Names
Lycoperdina ferruginea LeConte 1824
ferrugineus 'rusty'
Size
4.5-6.0 mm(1)
Identification

Det. K. Stephan, 1992
Range
much of NA (NS-BC to GA-NM) - Map (2)(3)(4)(5)
Food
host: Morganella pyriforme (occasionally other fungi)(1)
Remarks
Said to engage in reflex bleeding
Print References
Le Conte, J.E. 1824. Description of some new species of North American insects. Annals of the Lyceum Natural History of New York, 1: 169-173. (6)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
6.Description of some new Species of North American Insects
Le Conte, J. 1824. Annals of the Lyceum Natural History of New York, 1: 169-173.