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.