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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Bolitophagini

Old, hard shelf fungus larva A Rich Forked Fungus Beetle harvest - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Ganoderma applanatum, artist conk - Bolitotherus cornutus Horned Fungus Beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus - Bolitotherus cornutus - female Forked Fungus Beetles - Bolitotherus cornutus - male - female Bolitotherus cornutus - male Forked Fungus Beetle - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Rhipidandrus peninsularis? - Rhipidandrus peninsularis
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Bolitophagini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly(1) treated as a subfamily (Bolitophaginae)
Explanation of Names
Bolitophagini Kirby 1837 nomen protectum
9 spp. in 5 genera in our area, 21 genus worldwide(1)
worldwide and throughout NA
Works Cited
1.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.