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Genus Agathidium

Agathidium Agathidium pulchrum - male Round Fungus Beetle - Agathidium maculosum Tiny beetle with mites - Agathidium Agathidium pulchrum LeConte - Agathidium pulchrum Agathidium - male Agathidium ? - Agathidium Small Winter Wood Beetle - Agathidium maculosum
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
59 species in our area(1), 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.
Works Cited
1.An annotated catalog of the Leiodidae (Coleoptera) of the Nearctic region (Continental North America North of Mexico)
S.B. Peck & A.F. Newton. 2017. The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(2): 211-258.