Leiodidae

Belongs within: Staphylinoidea.Contains: Camiarinae, Leiodinae, Cholevini, Dissochaetus, Leptodirini, Ptomaphagini. The Leiodidae are mostly scavenging or fungivorous beetles, often found in decaying organic matter; a number of species are known from caves. They are diverse in body form but can mostly be recognised by the form of the eighth antennal segment, which is smaller than the… Continue reading Leiodidae

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Leiodini

Belongs within: Leiodinae. The Leiodini are a group of round fungus beetles characterised by a 5-5-4 tarsal formula (Peck 2001). Characters (from Peck 2001): Head without occipital carina; labrum more or less deeply emarginate apically; cervical sclerites present; prosternum in front of coxae much shorter than coxal width; hind coxae contiguous; tarsal formula 5-5-4. LeiodiniP90… Continue reading Leiodini

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Cholevini

Belongs within: Leiodidae. The Cholevini are a group of small carrion beetles characterised by granular elytra (Peck 2001). Small carrion beetles: a bunch of SBBs Published 1 December 2015 Anyone who takes on the task of beetle identification will soon discover that (to agree with Haldane) their sheer diversity can be overwhelming. Bird-watchers often complain… Continue reading Cholevini

Ptomaphagini

Belongs within: Leiodidae. The Ptomaphagini are a group of soil-dwelling scavenging beetles, some of which are found in subterranean habitats such as animal burrows or caves (Peck 2001). Characters (from Peck 2001): Head with occipital carina, resting against front of pronotum when head is in repose; cervical sclerites present; elytra with glossy surface, setal bases… Continue reading Ptomaphagini

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