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Handsome Fungus Beatle

Eumorphus quadriguttatus

Description:

This is a Handsome Fungus Beatle that i found on the wall of my house. It is black in color, and it has 2 yellow spots on its thorax. The size of this beetle is about 8-10 mm in length. This one has 2 phoretic mites on its back.

Habitat:

- Spotted on the wall of my house.

Notes:

- Pleasing Handsome Beetle is a beatle from the Endomychidae family. Thanks to Michael Geiser and Floyd W. Shockley for the ID.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Sunphylum: Hexapoda
* Class: Insecta
* Subclass: Pterygota
* Infraclass: Neoptera
* Superorder: Endopterygota
* Order: Coleoptera
* Suborder: Polyphaga
* Infraorder: Cucujiformia
* Family: Endomychidae
* Genus: Eumorphus
* Species: E. quadriguttatus

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4 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great close-ups!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

Great shots Lanzz! Thank you for sharing :)

Lanzz
Lanzz 7 years ago

I think, these are a phoretic (commensalism) mites. Someone said that these mites are obligate inhabitants of decaying wood, and are commonly phoretic on mycophagous beetles...

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 7 years ago

There are two free loaders on it's back, is it symbiotic or chance do you think?

Lanzz
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Lanzz

Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 13, 2015

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