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Family Corylophidae - Minute Hooded Beetles

Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus Clypastraea ? - Clypastraea lunata Tiny Beetle - Orthoperus I'm stumped - Orthoperus Corylophidae? - Clypastraea Corylophid... - Sericoderus Odd beetle - Rypobius marinus
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 Corylophidae (Minute Hooded Beetles)
Other Common Names
Minute Fungus Beetles, Hooded Beetles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
classification follows Ślipiński et al. (2009)(1)
Explanation of Names
Corylophidae LeConte 1852
>60 spp. in 10 genera in our area(2), ~200 spp. in 30 genera worldwide(3)(1)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family Corylophidae
Subfamily Corylophinae (10 tribes worldwide; another small subfamily in Australia)
0.56-2.3 mm(2)
Small size, coccinelloid body form, head often covered by the pronotum, antennae fairly elongate with distinct 3-segmented club, and exposed pygidium in most taxa(2)
worldwide and throughout NA(2)(1)(4)
various habitats(2)
Adults and larvae feed on fungal spores(2)
Life Cycle
See Also
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) with descriptions of new genera and larvae
Ślipiński A., Tomaszewska W., Lawrence J.F. 2009. Systematic Entomology 34: 409–433.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
4.New Records of Corylophidae (Coleoptera) from the Maritime Provinces of Canada
C.G. Majka, A.R. Cline. 2006. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 60(2): 105–111.