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Genus Ceracis

beetle - Ceracis Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Larvae - Ceracis thoracicornis Ceracis nigropunctatus Lawrence - Ceracis nigropunctatus Ceracis singularis (Drury) - Ceracis singularis Ceracis californicus male, isometric - Ceracis californicus - male Ceracis californicus female, isometric - Ceracis californicus - female Belden-J.2021.59 - Ceracis Ceracis thoracicornis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Ciidae (Minute Tree-fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Ciinae
Tribe Ciini
Genus Ceracis
Explanation of Names
Ceracis MelliƩ 1849
19 spp. in our area(1), >40 total
key to spp. in(2)
mostly New World (several spp. in S. Africa, Japan, and the Indo-Pacific); in our area, widewspread(1)
On polypores of all host preference groups (most spp. with limited host ranges) and occasionally a few other fungi(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.Revision of the North American Ciidae (Coleoptera)
Lawrence J.F. 1971. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 142: 419-522.