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Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Series: Derodontiformia
Superfamilia: Derodontoidea

Familia: Derodontidae
Subfamiliae (3): Derodontinae - Laricobiinae - Peltasticinae
Overview of genera (4 + 1†)

Derodontus – Laricobius – Nothoderodontus – Peltastica – †Juropeltastica

Derodontidae LeConte, 1861


Háva, J. 2006: A World catalogue of the family Derodontidae (Coleoptera). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 75: 29–38. PDF
Háva, J. 2009: New or interesting Derodontidae (Coleoptera) from Palaearctic region. Studies and reports of District Museum Prague-East (taxonomical series), 5(1-2): 43–46. [not seen]
Lawrence, J.F.; Hlavac, P. 1979: Review of the Derodontidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) with new species from North America and Chile. Coleopterists bulletin, 33: 369–414. JSTOR
Leschen, R.A.B. 2002: 66. DERODONTIDAE LeConte 1861. Pp. 221-223 in: Arnett, R.H.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.) American Beetles, Volume II. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. Print ISBN 9780849309540 eBook ISBN 9781420041231 DOI: 10.1201/9781420041231.ch3
Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G. 2010: 5.1. Derodontidae LeConte, 1861. Pp. 180-185 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2007 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-67-6, p. 298


Háva, J. 2010: World catalogue of the family Derodontidae (Coleoptera). Accessed: 25 September 2010
Australian Faunal Directory or [1]
Atlas of tooth-neck fungus beetles (Derodontidae) of Russia

Vernacular names
English: tooth-necked fungus beetles
한국어: 데로돈투스과
русский: Деродонтиды

Derodontidae is a family of beetles, in its own superfamily, Derodontoidea, sometimes known as the tooth-necked fungus beetles. Beetles of this family are small, between 2 and 6 mm in length, typically with spiny margins on their pronotum (part of the thorax) that give them their name, though the genus Laricobius lacks these spines. Unusual among beetles, they have two ocelli on the top of their heads.

They are related to the Bostrichoidea, which includes the death watch beetles, skin beetles, powder-post beetles and other subgroups.

Some species feed on slime molds, but the larvae and adults of the genus Laricobius are predators of woolly adelgids which attack conifers, and species of this genus are used as biological control agents in the United States for control of balsam woolly adelgid and hemlock woolly adelgid.

There are 42 species in 4 genera and 3 subfamilies. The family includes:[1]

Subfamily Derodontinae
Genus Derodontus (11 species)
Subfamily Laricobiinae
Genus Laricobius (23 species)
Genus Nothoderodontus (6 species)
Subfamily Peltasticinae
Genus Peltastica (2 species)

A fossil genus, Juropeltastica, is known from the Middle Jurassic ( ~ 163 million years old) Daohugou Beds of China.[2]

Hava, J. 2006. A world catalogue of the family Derodontidae (Coleoptera). Archived 2014-07-21 at the Wayback Machine Pol Pismo Entomol 75 29-38
Cai, Chenyang; Lawrence, John F.; Slipinski, Adam; Huang, Diying (2014-05-05). "First fossil tooth-necked fungus beetle (Coleoptera: Derodontidae): Juropeltastica sinica gen. n. sp. n. from the Middle Jurassic of China". European Journal of Entomology. 111 (2): 299–302. doi:10.14411/eje.2014.034.

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