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this family consists of100 generait includes the subfamillies dacninae,encaustinae,erotylinae,megaloninae and trininae

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Erotylidae

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Toramus pulchellus
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Ischyrus quadripunctatus
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Acropteroxys gracilis (tribe Languriini)

Erotylidae, or the pleasing fungus beetles, is a family of beetles containing over 100 genera. In the present circumscription, it includes the subfamilies Dacninae, Encaustinae, Erotylinae, Megalodacninae, and Tritominae.[1] In other words, the narrowly circumscribed Erotylidae correspond to the subfamily Erotylinae in the definition sensu lato. They feed on plant and fungal matter; some are important pollinators (e.g. of the ancient cycads), while a few have gained notoriety as pests of some significance. Sometimes, useful and harmful species are found in one genus, e.g. Pharaxonotha. Most pleasing fungus beetles, however, are inoffensive animals of little significance to humans.

Selected genera

These 160 genera belong to the family Erotylidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS[2], c = Catalogue of Life[3], g = GBIF[4], b = Bugguide.net[5]

References

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  1. ^ a b "Erotylidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ "Erotylidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  3. ^ "Browse Erotylidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  4. ^ "Erotylidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  5. ^ "Erotylidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-03-22.

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Erotylidae: Brief Summary

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Erotylidae, or the pleasing fungus beetles, is a family of beetles containing over 100 genera. In the present circumscription, it includes the subfamilies Dacninae, Encaustinae, Erotylinae, Megalodacninae, and Tritominae. In other words, the narrowly circumscribed Erotylidae correspond to the subfamily Erotylinae in the definition sensu lato. They feed on plant and fungal matter; some are important pollinators (e.g. of the ancient cycads), while a few have gained notoriety as pests of some significance. Sometimes, useful and harmful species are found in one genus, e.g. Pharaxonotha. Most pleasing fungus beetles, however, are inoffensive animals of little significance to humans.

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