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Family Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles

Litargus balteatus LeConte - Litargus balteatus beetle  - Mycetophagus melsheimeri little brown beetle - Litargus grandis Spotted beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Fungus beetle - Mycetophagus Beetle - Typhaea stercorea Orange beetle Aug 4 - Typhaea stercorea Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
world genera revised in(1), with some changes affecting our fauna
Explanation of Names
Mycetophagidae Leach 1815
Numbers
26 spp. in 5 genera in our area(2)(3), 130 spp. in 18 genera total(4)
Identification
Keys to all spp. provided in(2); most ne. species keyed and illustrated in(5)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(3)
Remarks
An interesting example of a hairy fungus beetle on a fungus infested Harmonia axyridis
Works Cited
1.Review of the genera of Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with descriptions of new genera and a world generic key
Lawrence J.F., Escalona H.E., Leschen R.A.B., Ślipiński A. 2014. Zootaxa 3826: 195–229.
2.Revision of nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1975. Col. Bull. 29: 93-108.
3.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.
4.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.
5.The Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G. 2010. ZooKeys 64: 9-23.