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Family Derodontidae - Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles

Tiny Black Beetle - Laricobius nigrinus Unknown - Peltastica tuberculata Derodontus esotericus Derodontus esotericus Derodontus esotericus congregation - Derodontus esotericus Derodontus esotericus congregation - Derodontus esotericus Derodontus esotericus Peltastica tuberculata
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)
Superfamily Derodontoidea (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Family Derodontidae (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Pronunciation
reviewed in(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Laricobiidae, Peltasticidae
Explanation of Names
Derodontidae LeConte 1861
Numbers
9 spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), 37 spp. in 4 genera worldwide(3)
Range
Holarctic (3 genera) and south temperate (one genus: Australia, NZ, Chile)(2)
Works Cited
1.Review of the Derodontidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) with new species from North America and Chile
John F. Lawrence and T. F. Hlavac. 1979. The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 4.
2.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.
3.A world catalogue of the family Derodontidae (Coleoptera)
J. Háva. 2006. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 75: 29-38.