Currently, there are 10 Chilean Ciidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Polyphaga) species described in 3 genera (Lopes-Andrade 2007, 2010): Neoapterocis Lopes-Andrade, with N.
Recent field collections in the Region de Valparaiso revealed a Ciidae species not previously reported from the country and morphologically unrelated to the known Chilean species.
Neoapterocis, a new genus of apterous Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Chile and Mexico.
Phellinocis, a new genus of Neotropical Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea).
En este trabajo otras siete familias presentan habitos y habitats que difieren considerablemente de la necrofagia: Archeocrypticidae, Biphylidae, Ciidae, Endomychidae, Hydraenidae, Laemophloeidae y Melyridae.
de Familia organizaciones Archeocrypticidae * 3 Anobiidae 39 Anthicidae 2 Biphylidae * 1 Carabidae 14 Chrysomelidae 17 Ciidae * 1 Cleridae 6 Coccinelidae 1 Colydiidae 2 Cryptophagidae 36 Curculionidae 653 Dermestidae 119 Endomychidae * 2 Histeridae 1.
1 07-07 Ciidae
Cis levetti (Casey) 13 04-07 to 08-04 Orthocis punctatus (Mellie) 3 05-12 to 06-09 Cleridae Enoclerus nigripes (Say) 14 09-15 to 11-04 Necrobia rufipes DeGeer 9 06-29 Necrobia violacea L.
Among insects, minute tree-fungus beetles in the family Ciidae are included among the most abundant and speciose mycetobionts, and currently comprise around 650 described species grouped in 42 genera (Lopes-Andrade 2008b; Lawrence & Lopes-Andrade 2010).
In the Neotropical region (sensu Morrone 2002), the study of Ciidae is incipient.
All fungi that had associated Ciidae were identified following the pertinent works on their taxonomy (Ryvarden & Johansen 1980; Gilbertson & Ryvarden 1986, 1987; Ryvarden 1991; Silveira & Guerrero 1991; Ryvarden & Iturriaga 2003; Ryvarden 2004).
The Ciidae found at FLONA/SFP are characteristic of a Neotropical fauna, and the species, species-groups, and most genera are, for instance, quite distinct from those of the Andean region (see Lopes-Andrade 2010 for a brief discussion on the composition of the Andean Ciidae fauna).
9 Chrysomelidae 1831 -- -- -- Ciidae
42 7-6 -- -- Curculionidae 3190 4.