Jens Esser

Cryptophilus Reitter, 1874 (Erotylidae, pleasing fungus beetles)

Similar to some genera of Cryptophagidae Cryptophilus specimens were often confused with Cryptophagidae. Their will find on the same mouldy substrates like many Cryptophagidae.

Find below a little gallery of the three Cryptophilus species known from Europe. See also: Esser, J.: (2016): Über die Identität von Cryptophilus integer (Heer, 1841). - Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 60/3+4: 31-36.




Many thanks to Arved Lompe for the images of the aedoeagi of Cryptophilus sp.!


Typhaeola Ganglbauer, 1899 (Mycetophagidae, hairy fungus beetles)




Cryptophagus bussi Esser, 2017  - Cryptophagidae of the month.  Known only from the Magdalena Mountains, New Mexico.