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Genus Mycetophagus

Mycetophagus pluripunctatus LeConte, 1856 - Mycetophagus pluripunctatus Hairy Fungus Beetle - Mycetophagus flexuosus Fungus Beetle? - Mycetophagus pluripunctatus red-brown and black beetle - Mycetophagus punctatus Mycetophagus punctatus Orange-harnessed beetle - Mycetophagus flexuosus small beetle found under bark - Mycetophagus melsheimeri Mycetophagus punctatus - Mycetophagus
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)
Genus Mycetophagus
Explanation of Names
Mycetophagus Hellwig in Schneider 1792
Numbers
15 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area, >50 total(1)(2)
Range
worldwide except Australasia, most diverse in temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere(2)
Habitat
wooded areas, on decaying fruiting bodies of mushrooms and fleshy polypores, particularly those that have begun to dehydrate(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.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.