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Family Cryptophagidae - Silken Fungus Beetles

Silken Fungus Beetle - Cryptophagus Cryptophagid - Cryptophagus laticollis Silken Fungus Beetle - Antherophagus ochraceus Cryptophagus pseudodentatus? - Cryptophagus Tiny beetle - Phalacridae? - Ephistemus globulus Cucujoidea – Silken Fungus Beetles - Cryptophagidae – Atomariinae – Atomariini - Atomaria Cucujoidea – Silken Fungus Beetles - Cryptophagidae – Atomariinae – Atomariini  - Atomaria Antherophagus ochraceus - Antherophagus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cryptophagidae Kirby 1826
2 subfamilies, with ~150 spp. in 18 genera in our area and ~600 spp. in 62 genera worldwide(1)(2)(3)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family Cryptophagidae
keys to spp. for Canada & nUS in (4)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
decaying habitats with fungal growth, incl. rotting wood, leaf litter, stored products, nests of mammals and social insects, etc.; Antherophagus frequent flowers(1)
See Also
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.A new genus of Caenoscelini (Cryptophagidae: Cryptophaginae) from California, with two new species
Caterino M.S., Leschen R.A.B., Johnson C. 2008. Col. Bull. 62: 509-523.
3.New genera and new species of Cryptophagidae (Coleoptera) from USA and Mexico
Jens Esser. 2018. Linzer biologische Beiträge, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 1079-1083.
4.The Cryptophagidae of Canada and the northern United States of America
Pelletier G., Hébert C. 2019. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 40.