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Found these tiny beetles living inside a mushroom. Derodontus trisignatus is a species of tooth-necked fungus beetle in the family Derodontidae.
Spotted in a mushroom on a tree next to Lake Crescent.
Thanks Boris !
Thank you thaptor! You're always amazing!
Ha ha Mark - I always enjoy your humor! I was certainly surprised.
Decision on species by:1) West coast;2) pattern + no large spine on neck.
it is one of these: https://bugguide.net/node/view/153427
Were you pleased when you found them? - maybe 'Pleasing fungus beetles' ;-) Actually the antennae don't seem to suit any of those groups.
Lat: 48.05, Long: -123.80
Spotted on Dec 25, 2018 Submitted on Jan 19, 2019