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Species Dacne quadrimaculata

Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Dacne quadrimaculata Sap-feeding Beetle - Dacne quadrimaculata Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Dacne quadrimaculata - male unknown beetle - Dacne quadrimaculata Tritoma sp? - Dacne quadrimaculata Tritoma sp? - Dacne quadrimaculata Dacne quadrimaculata Nitidulid - Dacne quadrimaculata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Dacnini
Genus Dacne
Species quadrimaculata (Dacne quadrimaculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dacne quadrimaculata (Say)
Orig. Comb: Ips quadrimaculata Say 1835
Size
2.5-3.5 mm (BG data)
Range
e. NA (TX-NC-NS-MB) (1)(2); the only ne. species
Season
May-Jun (BG data)
Food
Larvae feed in a variety of hard and soft basidiomycete bracket fungi in the genera Clavicorona, Ganoderma, Hypsizygus, Lentinus, Piptoporus, Pleurotus, Pluteus, Polyporus, and Stereum (Skelley et al. 1991).
Print References
Skelley, P.E., Goodrich, M.A., & Leschen, R.A.B. 1991. Fungal host records for the Erotylidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of America north of Mexico. Entomological News, 102: 57–72.
Works Cited
1.The Erotylidae and Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada...
C.G. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1546: 39–50.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.