When: 2010-05-26

Collection location: Chez Viess-Rust, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


enlarge to see long stylus.

Proposed Names

-21% (2)
Recognized by sight: when my morel “beetle” wouldn’t flick off, I looked harder. This is one of the aradid bugs that suck the juices out of morels with their built-in straws. enlarge to see the long stylus embedded in morel flesh, and go here to read all about them: http://www.mykoweb.com/articles/Morel_Bugs.html

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Well Debbie
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-05-02 18:00:46 CDT (-0500)

I’d be happy to if you’d extend the same courtesy to me.

that’s right Terri
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-02 10:39:49 CDT (-0500)

you didn’t see it in hand. I did. this is typical snyderi. you’ll just have to take my word for it. ouch.

No features here that I can see
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-05-01 18:02:24 CDT (-0500)

other than the black ridges and sinus. If the morphological description in Kuo et al holds up the stem is an important component of the ID. No stem here. No habitat info either. Definitely sect. Distantes tho. PS And yes I am familiar with snyderi having found it and sequenced it twice, thanks for asking.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-12 08:53:25 CDT (-0500)

are you even familiar with snyderi?

because its features are clearly in place here.

certainly snyderi
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-11 18:52:37 CDT (-0500)

but that morel sucking bug is the hotter find!

the latin name of our morel sucking beetle is…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-26 10:09:57 CDT (-0500)

Aradus funestus.

Thanks to Peter Werner for tracking this down on Bugguide, the Entomological version of our MO!


morel bugs suck!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-26 23:19:34 CDT (-0500)

here’s how…