Observation 169121: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

When: 2014-07-03

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: With rove beetles (Sepedophilus marshami)

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By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2015-05-12 04:48:27 WAT (+0100)
Fantastic photos of beetles on Ganoderma
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2015-05-12 02:49:38 WAT (+0100)

I love the photos of the small beetles. If you were curious about them, they are rove beetles, family Staphylinidae…which is a huge family (more than 3,000 spp in N America alone). The vast majority are predaceous on insects and when you see them on mushrooms, with their tails up like they’re going to sting you (they cannot sting), they’re searching for bugs to eat. These guys however are some of the few spp that eat organic debris and mushrooms…subfamily Tachyporinae (probably genus Tachyporus or more likely Coproporus). Beetles are not my specialty so that’s as close as I can get.

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