Tetratomidae

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Tetratomidae
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Hallomenus axillaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Tetratomidae
Billberg, 1820

The Tetratomidae are a small family of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name polypore fungus beetles. The family consists of several genera, most of which used to be in the family Melandryidae.[1] The Tetratomidae can be found worldwide.[2]

Their food consists of fruiting bodies of hymenomycete fungi[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BugGuide.Net - Insects, spiders, and their kin". bugguide.net. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Family Tetratomidae - Polypore Fungus Beetles - BugGuide.Net". bugguide.net. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Family Tetratomidae - Polypore Fungus Beetles - BugGuide.Net". bugguide.net. Retrieved 2016-08-08.