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beetle - darker - Platydema

beetle - darker - Platydema
Knowland Park, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
January 26, 2007
Size: 6mm
Here the beetle is darker than the day before, but still rather orange. Unfortunately I released the beetle back to the park before it became completely dark brown, as another adult that emerged from the same fungus became (but don't have a whole series of photos for this other one).

Images of this individual: tag all
beetle larva - Platydema beetle pupa - Platydema beetle emerged - Platydema beetle emerged - Platydema beetle - darker - Platydema

Moved from Platydema.

Moved from Diaperinae.

series and excellent images as usual!

thanks Jeff
It was fun seeing what the larvae turned into. It's amazing how many insects a 3/4 inch diameter polypore fungus can support. I got a few tiny flies out of it, an ichneumon wasp, many ciids, and 5 or so tenebs.

those wasp images are amazing.

That's pretty neat.

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