Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Published in INSECTA MUNDI: A Journal of World Insect Systematics, # 0072 (2009). Published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc., Gainesville, FL. Copyright © 2009 by the authors.


The literature pertaining to natural history of Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) is reviewed. One hundred fungal host records are provided for 32 endomychid species. Twenty-three records of endomychid yeast endosymbionts are compiled. Summaries are also presented for feeding preferences, interactions with natural enemies, non-lethal symbiotic relationships, and pest activity within the family. Unusual endomychid behaviors and habitats are reviewed, with particular attention to gregariousness and defensive strategies within Endomychidae.

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