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Family Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles

Mycetophagus punctatus Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus) - Typhaea stercorea Mycetophagus punctatus Say - Mycetophagus punctatus beetle - Typhaea stercorea Mycetophagidae? - Typhaea stercorea Tiny Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Litargus sexpunctatus (Say) - Litargus sexpunctatus Unknown beetles - Litargus
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 Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Mycetophagidae Leach 1815
26 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1)(2), 130 spp. in 18 genera total(3)
Keys to all spp. provided in(1); most ne. species keyed and illustrated in(4)
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
An interesting example of a hairy fungus beetle on a fungus infested Harmonia axyridis
Works Cited
1.Revision of nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1975. Col. Bull. 29: 93-108.
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.The Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G. 2010. ZooKeys 64: 9-23.