The Mycetophagidae or hairy fungus beetles are a family of beetles in the large suborder Polyphaga.[1][2] The different species are between 1.0 and 6.5 mm in length.[3] The larvae and adults live in decaying leaf litter, fungi, and under bark. Most species feed on fungi (hence the name).[3] Worldwide, the 18 genera contain around 200 species.

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Litargus balteatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Mycetophagidae
Leach, 1815
Mycetophagus serrulatus


These 15 genera belong to the family Mycetophagidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[4] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[6] b =[7]


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  3. ^ a b Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas (ed.). American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
  4. ^ "Mycetophagidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  5. ^ "Browse Mycetophagidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  6. ^ "Mycetophagidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  7. ^ "Mycetophagidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-03-25.

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