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Family Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles

Hairy Fungus Beetle? - Mycetophagus flexuosus Hairy Fungus Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus) - Typhaea stercorea beetle - Typhaea stercorea Winged insect to black light - Mycetophagus punctatus Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Mycetophagus punctatus  - Mycetophagus punctatus Mycetophagus serrulatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
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
26 spp. in 5 genera in our area(2)(3), 130 spp. in 18 genera total(4)
Keys to all spp. provided in(2); most ne. species keyed and illustrated in(5)
worldwide and throughout NA(3)
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.