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another species of hairy fungus beetle? - Mycetophagus flexuosus

another species of hairy fungus beetle? - Mycetophagus flexuosus
New Hampshire, USA
Size: 3.5 - 3.6mm in life
I suspect this was once a happy, carefree hairy fungus beetle, galloping across the woodland fungus patches, tossing its head in the breeze. (As you can see, the breeze was an ill-tempered one.)

This beetle has the same hair and color scheme as this one, but a different pattern, leading me to suspect same genus, different species

Collected in south-central New Hampshire, most likely in 2004. Recently extracted from pickling jar and shot Nov. 27, 2005.

Images of this individual: tag all
another species of hairy fungus beetle? - Mycetophagus flexuosus another species of hairy fungus beetle? - Mycetophagus flexuosus

Mycetophagidae: Mycetophagus sp.
Yes, the other, smaller, strongly marked yellow and black species of Mycetophagus. Again, easy to put a name on if the collection was at hand, but I am at home.

 
Mycetophagidae: Mycetophagus flexuosus
Not the usual color pattern, but M. flexuosus is the best fit.

 
Thank you, Don.
Images are now on M. flexuosus guide page.

 
Good!
I've sent it to the genus page.

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