Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Mycetophilidæ, founded by Meigen in 1803. The larvæ live in fungi and decaying wood. The genus is large and wide-spread; over 100 species are European, and 20 are described from North America. Also Mycethophila, Mycetophyla.
- n. A genus of tenebrionine beetles, erected by Gyllenhal in 1810, and comprising a number of European and North American species, 14 of which inhabit the United States. The genus is the same as
Mycetocharisof Latreille, 1825, and the latter name is commonly used, Mycetophila being preoccupied in Diptera.
“= Tremella mycetophila = Pk. -- This plant is interesting from the fact that it is parasitic on a mushroom, _Collybia dryophila_.”
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