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Beetle (Minute hooded) Genus: Holopsis

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Corylophidae
Genus: Holopsis
Genus common name: Minute Hooded Beetle

The beetles of the genus Holopsis is a group of minute hooded beetles.

The photo below is of a tiny Holopsis larva (2mm long) which was under a very small fungi (7mm across) growing on the trunk of a Vitex lucens.


The underside of the fungi where this larva was hiding.