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Species Typhaea stercorea - Hairy Fungus Beetle

Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus)  - Typhaea stercorea Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus)  - Typhaea stercorea beetle - Typhaea stercorea Typhaea stercorea Chiriaco-0J01 - Typhaea stercorea Chiriaco J01 - Typhaea stercorea Typhaea stercorea? - Typhaea stercorea Beetle - Typhaea stercorea
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 Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Genus Typhaea
Species stercorea (Hairy Fungus Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Typhaea stercorea (Linnaeus 1758)
stercorea = 'related to dung, manure'
Size
2.2–3.0 mm(1)
Identification

Det. E.G. Riley, 2010
Range
Cosmopolitan (of Palaearctic origin), adventive in NA, widespread - Map (2)(3)
Habitat
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)
Season
Apr-Nov (BG data)
Food
mold feeder (associated with poor storage conditions)
Remarks
Secondary pest of stored grain/seeds, tobacco, peanuts, and cacao(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (anon. 2013)(4)