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Family Tetratomidae - Polypore Fungus Beetles

Beetle - Penthe pimelia Tetratoma concolor Tetratomidae, ventral - Synstrophus repandus Hallomenus scapularis  - Hallomenus scapularis - male Pisenus humeralis (Kirby) - Pisenus humeralis Velvety Bark Beetle - Penthe pimelia Penthe? - Penthe pimelia S50 - Eustrophopsis bicolor
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tetratomidae (Polypore Fungus Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated under Melandryidae
Explanation of Names
Tetratomidae Billberg 1820
5 subfamilies, with 26 spp. in 10 genera north of Mexico, ca. 155 spp. in 13 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna
Family Tetratomidae
Subfamily Penthinae Penthe
Subfamily Eustrophinae
worldwide and throughout NA
forested areas; found mostly under fungus-grown bark and in softer shelf fungi(1)
mostly fruiting bodies of hymenomycete fungi, esp. Polyporaceae and Tricholomataceae; adults usually on the surface, larvae bore inside(1)
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.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.