Mycetophagidae

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Mycetophagidae
Litargus balteatus (Tamaki).jpg
Litargus balteatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Mycetophagidae
Leach, 1815

The Mycetophagidae or hairy fungus beetles are a family of beetles in the large suborder Polyphaga.[1][2] The different species are between 1.0 and 6.5 mm in length.[3] The larvae and adults live in decaying leaf litter, fungi, and under bark. Most species feed on fungi (hence the name).[3] Worldwide, the 18 genera contain around 200 species.

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  2. ^ http://nomen.at/Tenebrionoidea
  3. ^ 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. 

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