Mycetophagidae

Mycetophagidae

[mī‚sēd·ə′faj·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The hairy fungus beetles, a cosmopolitan family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cucujoidea.

Mycetophagidae

 

(mushroom beetles), a family of small beetles. The body is several centimeters long, oval, slightly convex, and covered with fine hairs. The color ranges from light brown to black, with light spots or bands usually on the wing cases. The female has four-jointed tarsi, and the male has three-jointed anterior tarsi. The larvae of Mycetophagidae are elongated and flat in the front, with rather large heads and short legs. The rear end of the body has a hook-shaped paranota that is bent upward. There are about 20 genera of Mycetophagidae, including 186 species; of these, 11 genera and 35 species are found in the USSR. The beetles live in fungi and rotten, moldy wood. They feed primarily on mycelia.

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de Familia individuos Laemophloeidae * 143 Lathridiidae 207 Leiodadae 1.563 Melyridae * 1 Mycetophagidae 651 Nitidulidae 582 Phalacridae 18 Ptiliidae 148 Scarabaeidae 203 Scydmaenidae 3 Silphidae 741 Silvanidae 76 Staphylinidae 10.835 Tenebrionidae 2 Trogidae 9 NDsp.
We found four predominantly mycophagous families (Corylophidae, Latridiidae, Monotomidae and Mycetophagidae) to be significantly more abundant in the canopy than near the ground (Table 4).
Tetraonyx kirschi Haag-Rutenberg Mycetophagidae Typhaea stercorea Linneo Nitidulidae Neopocadius nitiduloides Grouvelle Nitidulidae sp.