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Tooth-necked fungus beetles

Derodontus trisignatus

Description:

Found these tiny beetles living inside a mushroom. Derodontus trisignatus is a species of tooth-necked fungus beetle in the family Derodontidae.

Habitat:

Spotted in a mushroom on a tree next to Lake Crescent.


1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor a year ago
Tooth-necked Fungus beetle
Derodontus trisignatus Species Derodontus trisignatus - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Boris !

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you thaptor! You're always amazing!

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Ha ha Mark - I always enjoy your humor! I was certainly surprised.

thaptor
thaptor a year ago

Decision on species by:
1) West coast;
2) pattern + no large spine on neck.

thaptor
thaptor a year ago
Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Were you pleased when you found them? - maybe 'Pleasing fungus beetles' ;-)
Actually the antennae don't seem to suit any of those groups.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.05, Long: -123.80

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Jan 19, 2019

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