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Species Cis chinensis

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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 Ciidae (Minute Tree-fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Ciinae
Tribe Ciini
Genus Cis
Species chinensis (Cis chinensis)
Explanation of Names
Cis chinensis Lawrence 1991
Range
native to E. Asia, introduced in our area (very recently) and elsewhere (Brazil, Europe, etc.)
Food
in Ganoderma lucidum and other polypores