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Pleasing fungus beetles
Some pleasing fungus beetles
described in the 19th century
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Erotylidae
Latreille, 1802 [1]
Toramus pulchellus
Ischyrus quadripunctatus

Erotylidae, or the pleasing fungus beetles, is a family of beetles containing over 100 genera. In the present circumscription, it includes the subfamilies Dacninae, Encaustinae, Erotylinae, Megalodacninae, and Tritominae.[1] In other words, the narrowly circumscribed Erotylidae correspond to the subfamily Erotylinae in the definition sensu lato. They feed on plant and fungal matter; some are important pollinators (e.g. of the ancient cycads), while a few have gained notoriety as pests of some significance. Sometimes, useful and harmful species are found in one genus, e.g. Pharaxonotha. Most pleasing fungus beetles, however, are inoffensive animals of little significance to humans.

Selected genera[edit]

These 160 genera belong to the family Erotylidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS[2], c = Catalogue of Life[3], g = GBIF[4], b =[5]


Media related to Erotylidae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Erotylidae at Wikispecies

  1. ^ a b "Erotylidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ "Erotylidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Browse Erotylidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Erotylidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Erotylidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-03-22. 

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