Family: Leiodidae

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: 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.

 


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