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Fungus-eating Beetle

Illeis galbula

Description:

A very active, 5 mm long beetle with bright yellow elytra that had three "bat-wing" shaped black patterns across.

Habitat:

Spotted under bright lights in a suburban garden.

Notes:

It's a pity I could not get a shot of the head.
The adults and larvae of these beetles feed on black mold and fungus on plants.
Family: COCCINELLIDAE

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Spotted on Dec 14, 2017
Submitted on Dec 15, 2017

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