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Species Cypherotylus californicus

Fungus Beetle (Gibbifer californicus) - Cypherotylus californicus Erotylidae - Cypherotylus californicus unkn silver beetle - Cypherotylus californicus Beetle - Cypherotylus californicus Beetle pupa - Cypherotylus californicus Gibbifer californicus - Cypherotylus californicus Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Cypherotylus californicus Cypherotylus? - Cypherotylus californicus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Erotylini
Genus Cypherotylus
Species californicus (Cypherotylus californicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erotylus californicus Lacordaire 1842, Gibbifer californicus(1)
Explanation of Names
Cypherotylus californicus (Lacordaire)
14-18 mm
s. WY & AZ-NM to Mesoamerica
Meadows, fields, woodlands, gardens
Larvae feed on wood-destroying fungi
Print References
Branham M.A. (1993) A new eastern record for Cypherotylus californicus Lacordaire in the United States (Coleoptera: Erotylidae). Col. Bull. 47: 81-82.
Graves R.C. (1965) Observations on the ecology, behavior and life cycle of the fungus-feeding beetle, Cypherotylus californicus, with a description of the pupa (Coleoptera: Erotylidae). Col. Bull. 19: 117-122.
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural notes for the Erotylinae (Coleoptera: Erotylidae)
Skelley P.E. 2020. Insecta Mundi 0767: 1–35.