Cryptophagidae


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Cryptophagidae

[‚krip·tə′fāj·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The silken fungus beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cucujoidea.

Cryptophagidae

 

a family of small beetles that measure 1–5 mm long and usually are yellow or brown in color. The antennae are club-shaped. The insects, which live in decaying plant remains and under bark, feed on a variety of lower fungi. Of the approximately 2,500 widely distributed species, about 200 are found in the USSR. Some species are crop pests: for example, the beetle Atomaria linearis injures the seeds, shoots, and roots of beets and turnips.

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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 1.589 Hydraenidae * 1 Hydrophilidae 84 No.
A quick check with the Canadian Museum of Nature revealed that the insect was a silken fungus beetle (Cryptophagidae, probably caenoscelis), possibly from the forest floor above the quarry.
1 05-12-99 Cryptophagidae Telmatophilus americanus LeConte 1 07-27-99 Cucujidae Cathartosilvanus imbellis (LeConte) 1 09-29 Cucujus clavipes F.
Newton (Staphylinidae); Charles O'Brien (Curculionidae); Philip Perkins (Hydraenidae); Robert Rabaglia (Scolytidae); Steve Schott (Heteroceridae); Paul Skelley (Anthribidae, Biphyllidae, Endomychidae, Cucujidae & Cryptophagidae); Andrew Smith (Scarabaeidae); Margaret Thayer (Staphylinidae); Michael Thomas (Cucujidae); C.
We used multiple regression, as before, grouping beetle responses by a single factor, family, with 16 categories, one for each family: (1) Anobiidae, (2) Bostrichidne, (3) Carabidae, (4) Corylophidae, (5) Cryptophagidae, (6) Curculionidae, (7) Elateridne, (8) Lathridiidae, (9) Leiodidae, (10) Oedemeridae, (11) Pselaphidae, (12) Ptiliidae, (13) Scarabaeidae, (14) Scydmaenidae, (15) Staphylinidae, and (16) Tenebrionidae.