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While I don’t remember precisely what I said back when I gave that talk to BAMS, the intent of the site is to focus on mushrooms interpreted broadly. This means lichens, molds, slime molds etc. are all very welcome. In addition, organisms associated with these species such as mycoheterotrophic plants, insects commonly exploited by Fungi etc. are also very welcome. However, there should be some clear relation to the stuff that mycologists study. While I admit this is a very admirable beetle and I’m not interested in saying you can’t put up images like this, this does seem to be pushing the edges of what the site is supposed to be for.
If you are really interested in figuring out what this beasty is called, I recommend trying out BugGuide.net which is similar to MO, but is focused on insects.
MO is for all pictures, not just mushroom pictures (according to Nathan Wilson’s talk at BAMS on mushroomobserver).
I considered calling this insecta but I would really like to know which insect this is.
here is that the bug shows signs of having been infected by a fungus; maybe the white stuff on the hairy prong?