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Bolitotherus cornutus covered with spores - Bolitotherus cornutus - male

Bolitotherus cornutus covered with spores - Bolitotherus cornutus - Male
Silver Lake State Park (Hollis), Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
July 23, 2007
A male heavily covered in Ganoderma applanatum spores. He was found near the entrance to a gallery in the fungus. These beetles always make the entrances through the top of the sporocarp, whether they are living in G. applanatum in the northern part of their range or in G. lucidum in the southern part. Having studied the insects from various parts of their range, I have noticed that those living in the north are generally of a lighter color than those in the south, which tend to be black rather than cocoa brown.