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Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Mycetophagidae
Subfamilia: Mycetophaginae
Tribus: Mycetophagini
Genus: Mycetophagus
Subgenera: M. (Arnoldiellus) – M. (Ilendus) – M. (Mycetophagoides) – M. (Mycetophagus) – M. (Mycetoxides) – M. (Paralitargus) – M. (Paramycetophagus) – M. (Parilendus) – M. (Philomyces) – M. (Ulolendus)
Overview of species

M. alni – M. amamianus – M. ancora – M. antennatus – M. ater – M. atomarius – M. bifasciatus – M. ciscaucasicus – M. decempunctatus – M. didesmus – M. elongatus – M. fraternus – M. fulvicollis – M. grandis – M. hillerianus – M. hyrcanicus – M. incognitus – M. infulatus – M. intermedius – M. irroratus – M. lederi – M. livshitzi – M. multipunctatus – M. narukawai – M. obsoletesignatus – M. piceus – M. populi – M. pustulosus – M. quadriguttatus – M. quadriornatus – M. quadripustulatus – M. ramosus – M. reitteri – M. sulcicollis – M. syriacus – M. tauricus – M. tschitscherini

Mycetophagus Hellwig, 1792
Primary references
Additional references

Háva, J. 2018c. A new Mycetophagus Fabricius, 1792 species from Nepal (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae). Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis 19(1): 87-90. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Háva, J. 2019a. A new species of the genus Mycetophagus Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae) from China. Euroasian Entomological Journal 18(4):290–291. DOI: 10.15298/euroasentj.18.4.09. Open access. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Saitô, M. 2006. A New Species of the Genus Mycetophagus from Japan (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae). Entomological Review of Japan 61(2): 201-204. Full article (PDF). Reference page.

Atlas of hairy fungus beetles (Mycetophagidae) of Russia

Mycetophagus is a genus of hairy fungus beetles in the family Mycetophagidae. There are at least 20 described species in Mycetophagus.[1][2][3][4]

ITIS Taxonomic notes:

The name Mycetophagus appeared in two or three separate works in 1792, one by Hellwig (in Schneider Neuest Mag. Ent., 1:394), and two by Fabricius (Entomologiae Systematicae, Emendatae et Auctae, Tom. I, Pars II:497; and Determinatio generis Ips affiniumque, Actes de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 1:30). Hellwig appears to be the most frequently cited author, so for the moment ITIS will cite Hellwig. Further work would be required to determine earliest available authorship for the genus.[1]
There is apparently some confusion about subgenera in Mycetophagus. Parsons (1975:94) notes that "Casey's subgenera are not entirely natural and are used here chiefly for convenience in keying to species." Until further research clarifies this issue, ITIS has opted to omit subgenera in this genus.[1]

As discussed by Löbl and Smetana (2011 p21),[5] Hellwig (1792 p408) cited the correct page and number for the genus Lyctus in the second part of Fabricius’ book, demonstrating that he had Fabricius’ book in front of him. As such, Fabricius 1792[6] clearly has priority over Hellwig 1792[7] and should be cited as the author of this genus.
Mycetophagus serrulatus


These 27 species belong to the genus Mycetophagus:

Mycetophagus ater (Reitter, 1879) g
Mycetophagus atomarius (Fabricius, 1787) g
Mycetophagus californicus Horn, 1878 i c g b
Mycetophagus confusus Horn, 1878 i c g b
Mycetophagus decempunctatus Fabricius, 1801 g
Mycetophagus distinctus Hatch, 1962 i c g b
Mycetophagus flexuosus Say, 1826 i c g b
Mycetophagus fulvicollis Fabricius, 1792 g
Mycetophagus melsheimeri LeConte, 1856 i c g b
Mycetophagus multipunctatus Fabricius, 1792 g
Mycetophagus obscurus LeConte, 1856 i c g
Mycetophagus obsoletus (Melsheimer, 1844) i c g b
Mycetophagus piceus (Fabricius, 1777) g
Mycetophagus pini Ziegler, 1845 i c g
Mycetophagus pluriguttatus LeConte, 1856 i c g b
Mycetophagus pluripunctatus LeConte, 1856 i c g b
Mycetophagus populi Fabricius, 1798 g
Mycetophagus praetermissus Parsons, 1975 i c g
Mycetophagus punctatus Say, 1826 i c g b (hairy fungus beetle)
Mycetophagus quadriguttatus Müller in Germar, 1821 i c g b (spotted hairy fungus beetle)
Mycetophagus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1761) g
Mycetophagus salicis Brisout de Barneville, 1862 g
Mycetophagus sauteri Grouvelle, 1913 g
Mycetophagus serrulatus (Casey, 1900) i c g b
Mycetophagus tauricus Pliguinsky, 1923 g
Mycetophagus tenuifasciatus Horn, 1878 i c g b
Mycetophagus tschitscherini Reitter, 1897 g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]

"Mycetophagus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-25.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
"Browse Mycetophagus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
"Mycetophagus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
"Mycetophagus Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
Löbl I, Smetana A (2011) Comments of the editors [pp. 21–22]. In: Löbl I, Smetana A (Eds) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 7. Curculionoidea I. Apollo Books, Strenstrup, 373 pp.
Fabricius JC (1792) Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Christ. Gottl. Proft, Hafniaeionibvs, descriptionibvs. Carol. Tome I Pars II.

Hellwig JCL (1792) Dritte Nachricht von neuen Gattungen im entomologischen System. Neuester Magazin für Liebhaber der Entomologie 1(3): 385–408.

Further reading

Parsons, Carl T. (1975). "Revision of Nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera)". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 29 (2): 93–108. JSTOR 3999785.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2013). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-26090-0.

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