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(insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola >
Holometabola > Coleoptera
> Superfamily: Staphylinoidea
Small beetles, 1.2 - 9.0 mm long, found in decaying plant
material such as leaf litter. Food consists mainly of fungal spores. There are
about eight genera and 16 species known from southern Africa.