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Species Typhaea stercorea - Hairy Fungus Beetle

Cryptophilus? - Typhaea stercorea Cryptophagid - Typhaea stercorea mycetophagid? - Typhaea stercorea    - Typhaea stercorea Typhaea stercorea Small Beetle - Typhaea stercorea Cryptophagidae? - Typhaea stercorea Typhaea stercorea? - Typhaea stercorea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Genus Typhaea
Species stercorea (Hairy Fungus Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus 1758)
stercorea = 'related to dung, manure'
2.2–3.0 mm(1)

Det. E.G. Riley, 2010
Cosmopolitan (of Palaearctic origin), adventive in NA, widespread - Map (2)(3)
occurs both outdoors and in association with various stored products: corn fields (on decaying kernels), warehouses, stores, flour mills, mangers, dairy barns, dwellings, and granaries in stored grain and seeds, tobacco, peanuts, cacao, corn, millet, wheat, apricots, and moldy grape skins; also in nests of swans and moorhens(2)
Apr-Nov (BG data)
mold feeder (associated with poor storage conditions)
Secondary pest of stored grain/seeds, tobacco, peanuts, and cacao(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (anon. 2013)(4)