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Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus

Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus
Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
January 20, 2006
Size: 13mm
Here's the type of fungus these beetle larvae were in, Ganoderma tsugae.

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Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Beetle Larva - Bolitotherus cornutus

Any idea how many were in there?
And did you take the entire fungus home or just some pieces?

 
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I think there were more, but when the fungus was first found, and ripped open, I didn't take it with me. I went back a week later and brought it home, and some might have died from exposure to the cold. I'm not sure how many were in there to start, but I just tore through the whole thing, and found just these 2.

 
Thanks
I've seen this conk type only once. I plan to visit the site where I saw it and check for beetle larvae.

btw, those small, old, dark, hard conks we saw (and I collected) had at least four species of beetles living in them.

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