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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Cucujoidea 60,916  

Endomychidae (handsome fungus beetles)


The hand­some fungus beetles (Endo­mychidae) are a moderately speciose family of small to medium-sized beetles, which feed on fungi. They are found in mouldy hay, on decaying wood or on fungi (e.g. puffballs). They are closely related to the ladybirds (Coccinellidae). Worldwide approx. 1780 species in 130 genera have been described, thereof ten from Germany. The family is distributed worldwide, occurring in all major biogeographical regions. However, the group is predominantly tropical with highest diversity in the Neotropics, equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia.

World: 1780 Europe: 75 Germany: 14 collected: 7 fraction: 50%
1 - 1.1 mm
Holoparamecus caularum
1.5 - 1.8 mm
Mycetaea subterranea
1.5 - 1.8 mm
Symbiotes gibberosus
4 - 4.5 mm
Lycoperdina bovistae
4 - 4.5 mm
Lycoperdina succincta
3.8 - 4.5 mm
Mycetina cruciata
4 - 6 mm
Endomychus coccineus

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 Endomychidae (handsome fungus beetles) – currently missing species (7)/b>
 Holoparamecus kunzei
 Holoparamecus ragusai
 Holoparamecus singularis
 Symbiotes latus
 Symbiotes armatus
 Leiesthes seminigra
 Dapsa denticollis