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Family Monotomidae - Minute Clubbed Beetles

Bactridium Bactridium Monotomid 3 - Rhizophagus Rhizophagus under Bark - Rhizophagus sayi Europs pallipennis Monotoma Monotomid - Bactridium ephippigerum beetle - Bactridium
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 (Minute Clubbed Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhizophagidae Redtenbacher, 1845
Explanation of Names
Monotomidae Laporte 1840
Used to be known as "Root eating beetles", but the name is inaccurate since they don't feed on roots.
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.