The family Monotomidae (the minute clubbed beetles) comprises two extant subfamilies, Rhizophaginae Redtenbacher and Monotominae Laporte, of which only the latter is known from Peru (Bousquet 2009).
Below is the first checklist of the Monotomidae of Peru, which comprises 1 subfamily, 3 tribes, 3 genera, and 4 confirmed species.
Passive collecting devices like flight intercept traps (FIT) and Lindgren funnel traps have proven effective in catching large numbers of Monotomidae. The specimens reported below were collected by FIT, Malaise, colored pans, and from active collecting on fungus and tree sap.
Searching the subcortical microhabitat and other types of decaying vegetative material may yield new genus or species records of Monotomidae in Peru.
Ross Fund at the University of Georgia supported the author's research on Monotomidae.
Taxonomic review of the Canadian species of the genus Monotoma Herbst (Coleoptera: Monotomidae).
"Monotomidae. Monotomid Beetles, Root-eating beetles." The Tree of Life Web Project.
Wood (1982) also cited the coleopteran families Cleridae, Colydiidae (= Zopheridae), Cucujidae, Elateridae, Histeridae, Cybocephalidae, Rhizophagidae (Monotomidae), Staphylinidae, and Trogositidae as reported by Chamberlin (1939) as major predators of Scolytidae.
Kairomone traps: a tool for monitoring the invasive spruce bark beetle Dendroctonus micans (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) and its specific predator Rhizophagus grandis (Coleoptera: Monotomidae).
L Pa X Dade * Dade Pa X X Dade Pa X X Dade Pa Dade Pa X Hymenopteran Location Plant Monotomidae Phalacridae Family species Europs Litochrus spp.