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Family Monotomidae - Root-eating Beetles

Root-eating Beetle - Rhizophagus sayi tiny beetle - Rhizophagus remotus small flat beetle - Hesperobaenus abbreviatus Monotomidae - Monotoma americana Rhizophagus remotus? - Rhizophagus remotus small black beetle - Monotoma Rhizophagus? - Rhizophagus sculpturatus A dark Monotomid.... - Monotoma americana
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
Family Monotomidae (Root-eating Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhizophagidae
Explanation of Names
Monotomidae Laporte 1840
Numbers
two subfamilies, with 55 spp. in 11 genera north of Mexico(1) and ~250 spp. in 35 genera worldwide(2)(3)
9 spp. in 2 genera in Maritime Canada(4)
Overview of our fauna
Family Monotomidae
Subfamily RHIZOPHAGINAE Rhizophagus

Subfamily MONOTOMINAE
Tribe Monotomini Monotoma
Tribe Thionini Thione
Size
1.5-6.0 mm(2)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Food
predaceous or mycophagous(2)
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.Tree of Life - Monotomidae
3.McElrath T., Boyd O., McHugh J.V. (2014-) MonotomID
4.Monotomidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Bousquet Y. 2010. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 6: 1-8.