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Horned Fungus Beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus)

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Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tenebrionidae (teh-nee-bree-ON-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Bolitotherus
Species: cornutus (kor-NOO-tus) (Info)

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Thumbnail #1 of Horned Fungus Beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus) by PanamonCreel

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Neutral PanamonCreel On Jul 24, 2006, PanamonCreel from Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a) wrote:

These beetles are found out in the woods and mainly feed on fungii but also feed on dead wood. Preferred food source for larvae are polyspore fungii but other fungii may also be used as host.
Males of the species have horns, females only have a small bump on the head.


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