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Pleasing fungus beetle
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May 25, 2019 03:45:48   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
Erotylidae family, of which many are very colorful.
And not pleasing to the taste.
There were many on a rotting tree.
I have a few specimens if anyone wants one.
This is an inch long. A sister species is M.fasciata, almost identical except size, only 5/8 long.
Bill
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May 25, 2019 07:06:18   #
RodM Loc: SE Virginia
 
Nice color, (perhaps an acquired taste).

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May 25, 2019 10:07:30   #
EnglishBrenda Loc: Kent, England
 
That was a nice find Bill, I haven't seen one of these before. Their family name made me smile, apparently they are also called the Pleasing Beetle.

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May 25, 2019 11:45:13   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
EnglishBrenda wrote:
That was a nice find Bill, I haven't seen one of these before. Their family name made me smile, apparently they are also called the Pleasing Beetle.


Etomology and entomology seem to go together. A bit of Latin helps
Bill

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