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Family Tetratomidae - Polypore Fungus Beetles

Tetratoma concolor Polypore Fungus Beetle - Penthe obliquata Tetratomidae, head - Synstrophus repandus Beetle IMG_1690 - Hallomenus scapularis Penthe obliquata Mycetophagidae ? - Holostrophus bifasciatus Velvety Bark Beetle - Penthe pimelia Beetle - Eustrophopsis bicolor
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 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
Numbers
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
Range
worldwide and throughout NA
Habitat
forested areas; found mostly under fungus-grown bark and in softer shelf fungi(1)
Food
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.