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Handsome Fungus Beetle

Mycetina perpulchra

Description:

This beetle lives under, and off of tree fungus. It probably has a symbiotic relationship with the fungus because fungus often is poisonous, also these beetles seem to consistently be there. They have been spotted there everyday, sometimes in groups of 4 at the most. It eats it, and hides under it. This beetle is black with red/orange spots. It has six black legs. It is approximately 1 cm in length and .5 cm in width.

Habitat:

Singapore Tropical Rainforest

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1 Comment

randp1
randp1 9 years ago

Do you think it might be a Eumorphus Marginatus?
http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Minibeast-Be...

Singapore American School
Spotted by a stud ent at Singapore American School

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013

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