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from The 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.

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