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Cis sp.? - Cis chinensis

Cis sp.? - Cis chinensis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 3, 2012
Size: 1.7mm

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Moved from Minute Tree-fungus Beetles.
Thanks Cristiano. This beetle was from fungi growing on the side of a log, and I might have already given the specimen to Don Chandler at UNH.

host for cis chinensis
Dear Tom

do you have any picture or information about host fungi? do you have email of Don chandler
I want to use your report in a article about cis chinensis in Iran but I do not know how can refer it

best regards

Host fungi?
Reza, I didn't take a picture of the host and can't be positive, but it might have been Trametes versicolor or something similar, and I notified Don Chandler about your request.

thank so much for your kind reply

Another introduced species!
I'm surprised! Have you find it free-living or in imported dried fungi from Asia? If that's free-living, that's another recently introduced species to USA! It's Cis chinensis Lawrence. I've recorded it from Brazil in 2008. It was introduced in Europe and has been recorded from several places in France, Germany, Italy and Malta (wrongly identified as Cis multidentatus until recently). It was also introduced in La Reunion, western Indian Ocean, and I know unofficial records from other countries.

It's a very important species, because it's spreading quickly in the world. Do you have preserved specimens? Photos of the host-fungus?

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