Archeocrypticidae

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Archeocrypticidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Archeocrypticidae
Kaszab, 1964
Genera

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The family Archeocrypticidae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name cryptic fungus beetles. Adults and larvae seems to be saprophagous and are often found in plant litter. Worldwide, about 10 genera and 50 speciesare found, most species are pantropical.[1] Enneboeus caseyi has been recorded from the American South, Central America, and Mexico.[1] About 20 species are found in Australia, in the genera Enneboeus and Australenneboeus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas, ed. American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0. 
  2. ^ Lawrence, J.F. 1994: Review of the Australian Archeocrypticidae (Coleoptera), with descriptions of a new genus and four new species. Invertebrate taxonomy, 8: 449-470. Abstract

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