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Genus Agathidium

Round Fungus Beetle - Agathidium Agathidium - male Agathidium fawcettae Miller & Wheeler - Agathidium fawcettae Round Beetle - Agathidium leiodid - Agathidium Beetle - Agathidium pulchrum Beetle larva in slime mold - Agathidium Beetle - Agathidium oniscoides
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Leiodinae
Tribe Agathidiini
Genus Agathidium
Numbers
100 described spp. in North & Central America as of 2005 (Wheeler & Miller, 2005); additional new species anticipated to be discovered in both these regions.
Range
Continent-wide
Habitat
Forests; usually associated with slime molds, also with basidiomycete fungi (Wheeler & Miller, 2005)
Food
Adults and larvae feed on slime molds (Wheeler & Miller, 2005)
Print References
Wheeler, Q.D., and K.B. Miller. 2005. Slime Mold Beetles of the Genus Agathidium Panzer in North and Central America, Part I: Coleoptera, Leiodidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 290: 1-95.

Miller, K.B, and Q.D. Wheeler. 2005. Slime Mold Beetles of the Genus Agathidium Panzer in North and Central America, Part II: Coleoptera, Leiodidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 291: 1-167.