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Photo#1575741
Small Fungus (?) Beetle - Dacne picta

Small Fungus (?) Beetle - Dacne picta
Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
July 26, 2018
Size: ~ 3 mm
Seems to resemble some of the Pleasing Fungus Beetles (?) but I couldn't find one with this color pattern.

Observed on a dead standing pine tree covered with (Polyporus sp.) fungus.

Thanks for your help with ID.

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Moved
Moved from Dacne.

Moved, based on comments below
Moved from Beetles.

if indeed an adventive one...
...then consider D. picta Crotch

From Paul Skelley:
"I received a call earlier this week about this same beast in New England. I NEED specimens, as it appears to be an exotic species of Dacne and specimens are the only way to be sure which species. The more the better. There are a couple very similar species known to be stored product pests, but until this week, I had no reports of them being found in the wild. "

I suggest you go collect them if you are willing. You can contact Paul Skelly via his email (just Google search him; he is with the Florida State Collection of Arthropods--I don't like posting emails here)!

Nice find!

 
Woah!
I was the one who contacted Paul earlier this week. My specimens were collected in a funnel trap in Brooklyn. I sent him some pics, but looks like I should send him the specimens. Pretty cool!

 
Thanks Blaine :)
Sorry for small resolution pics. The forest location was very overgrown and dark necessitating the use of flash which made me shoot from a distance and zoom in digitally afterward. I posted two more pics with a bit more resolution noting that the last shot was taken on 7/27/18 and it may or may not be the same individuals. If I see them out again I will attempt to collect a specimen.

Try Phymaphora pulchella (Endomychidae)
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the color patterns are reversed though LOL
I considered an endomychid but the overall body plan pushed me more towards Erotylidae; Phymaphora spp. usually are more constricted at the elytral/pronotal juncture

maybe a Dacne?
these pics are small; can you submit larger and/or higher res?

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