Family: Eucinetidae

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Eucinetoidea

Small beetles (1.5 - 3 mm long) that as adults have hind legs adapted for jumping. They are associated with fungi in decaying wood and leaf litter. There are no named species from southern Africa but there are a few in museum collections that are awaiting description. 

 

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