Erotylidae Checklist: Pleasing Fungus Beetles
EtymologyThe scientific family name Erotylidae was based on the type genus Erotylus when it was split from its former family Languriidae. Erotylus is derived from the greek word erōtylos, which means darling or sweetheart.
Not much is known about the origins of "pleasing" in the family name, but it is assumed so because of the large size and colourful patterns on many of the species.
ChecklistThis page consists of a personal checklist of all Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Erotylidae) that I've encountered over the years. Most were identified with the help from the kind folks on Flickr and Facebook, especially Boris Büche and David Ball.
All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.
This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.
View my complete Flickr photo set: Erotylidae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles.
Family: Erotylidae Latreille, 1802
|Peru: Ellipticus sp.|
Subfamily: Erotylinae Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Encaustini Crotch, 1876
|West Malaysia: Aulacochilus sp.||Singapore: cf. Encaustes sp.|
Tribe: Erotylini Latreille, 1802
|Peru: Gibbifer sp.|
Subfamily: Tritominae Curtis, 1834
Tribe: Tritomini Curtis 1834
|Singapore: Amblyopus vittatus (A. G. Olivier, 1807)||West Malaysia: Episcapha cf. quadrimacula (Wiedemann, 1823)|
|Peru: Endomychidae||Singapore: Endomychidae|
|Singapore: Mating endomychids|
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