; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera)
Family of tiny, oval, pubescent beetles, 1.5–3.0 mm long, with inconspicuous coloration. The head is triangular, the antennae clubbed. The eyes are many-faceted, giving a rough appearance. Larvae are tawny, subcylindrical, with well-developed legs. Adults and larvae are found in fungi and rotting material. There are 200 species, with world-wide distribution.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.