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Subfamily Leiestinae

Very Unusual Underbark Denizen - Phymaphora pulchella - male - female Endomychidae, ventral - Phymaphora pulchella - female Handsome Fungus Beetle - Phymaphora pulchella - female P. pulchella - Phymaphora pulchella - male Endomychidae, ventral - Phymaphora pulchella - male Endomychidae, Handsome Fungus Beetle, dorsal - Rhanidea unicolor Stethorhanis borealis Blaisdell - Stethorhanis borealis - male Cute but not necessarily handsome fungus beetle - Rhanidea unicolor
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 Leiestinae
Explanation of Names
Leiestinae C.G. Thomson 1863
5 spp. in 3 genera in our area, 13 spp. in 6 genera total(1)
not yet in the guide: Stethorhanis Blaisdell 1931: 2 spp., BC & CA(1)
holarctic (Europe, Japan, NA); in our area, Phymaphora pulchella and Rhanidea unicolor both widespread in the east, the remaining 3 spp. are restricted to the Pacific Coast to NV(1)