Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA March 11, 2006 Size: about 7 mm
Photographed April 1, 2006. I think we have a Bolitophagus corticola, all fresh and pale, having expupated within the past few hours. (I checked it this morning and it was still a pupa.)
This is the smaller relative of the for*ked fun*gus beetle, which is another 3 - 5 mm longer. I had an idea that's what it might be since I found a pronotum of one when I was collecting the underbark sheet fungus. (If someone has a proper name for that stuff, please let me know.) I tried to save the pronotum but lost it before I could shoot it and compare it with a known specimen.
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 1 April, 2006 - 4:28pm Last updated 5 February, 2011 - 6:56pm
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