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Sphaerosoma pilosum (Panzer, 1793) (30152373836).png
Sphaerosoma pilosum (Panzer, 1793) Size: 1.5 mm.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Alexiidae
Imhoff, 1856

Alexiidae is a family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga.[1][2] Alexiidae are very small, almost half spherical beetles with clubbed antennae. They are fungivores found in leaf litter or decaying wood. The family contains the single genus Sphaerosoma with the following species:[3]


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  3. ^ "Checklist of the Alexiidae of the World (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)". Alexiidae of the World. 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-09-09. Retrieved 8 Jul 2011. 

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