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Photo#97786
Minute Tree-fungus Beetle - Ceracis thoracicornis - male

Minute Tree-fungus Beetle - Ceracis thoracicornis - Male
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
March 10, 2007
Size: ~ 1 mm
I found several adults of this Ciid in shelf fungus collected in a woodlot.

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Minute Tree-fungus Beetle - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Pupa - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Pupa - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Larvae - Ceracis thoracicornis

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Ceracis thoracicornis (Ziegler)

 
Thanks a lot, Cristiano!
Glad we can put a name to this Ciid! I've had many of them emerging from the polypore fungus.

 
You're welcome
In case you have some available specimens (also of other ciids) and want to send as a gift to me, I'll become very glad :)

I have few of this species here in the collection...

 
Probably have some left
I still have old fungi in the rearing containers, likely thriving with C. thoracicornis and maybe some Octote*mnus laev*is (asterisks keep the names from coming up in site searches) and Cis sp. ... possibly some others which I've overlooked. I've posted numerous unidentified Ciids on the Ciid pages, so if you recognize or want any of them, I may be able to search the fungi and get some for you.

 
Thanks Stephen!
Any ciid would be useful for me! I told Jim and others here that, instead of throwing away the ciids, to keep some and send me (if and when possible). Some species cannot be identified from photos, but I'm taking a look in all the ciids of Bugguide when I have spare time and trying to contribute. After I see your ciid photos, I'll tell you the species that are most important for me. Thanks in advance!

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