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Subfamily Lycoperdininae

Fungus Beetle? - Mycetina perpulchra endomychid - Aphorista morosa Endomychidae 6-12-10 01a - Aphorista laeta Aphorista laeta Handsome Fungus Beetle - Mycetina idahoensis Aphorista vittata Aphorista vittata Mycetina perpulchra
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eumorphinae
Explanation of Names
Lycoperdininae Bromhead 1838
Numbers
7 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1); ~660 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(2)
Range
across the US and so. Canada(1) and throughout the world, with highest diversity in southeast Asia(3)
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.
2.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
3.A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of Mexico
Arriaga-Varela E., Tomaszewska K.W., Navarrete-Heredia J.L. 2007. Zootaxa 1594: 1–38.