Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#177520
Diaperine fungus beetle - Diaperis maculata

Diaperine fungus beetle - Diaperis maculata
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Size: about 5.6 mm
I found this and several other D. maculata in a rearing container of very dry conk and bracket fungus scraps that I periodically tear into smaller scraps to see what I can find living inside. Many fungus and wood eating larvae are apparently able to extract moisture very efficiently from the air they breath, hence are able to grow to maturation inside very dry foodstuffs.

This image is a montage of two images, one with the lower parts in focus, one with upper parts in focus.

Images of this individual: tag all
Diaperine fungus beetle - Diaperis maculata Diaperine fungus beetle - Diaperis maculata