Litargus tetraspilotus

Hairy Fungus Beetle

Litargus tetraspilotus, Hairy Fungus Beetle



Family: Mycetophagidae

Subfamily: Mycetophaginae

Length: 1.9-2.5 mm


This species is distinguished from others in its genus by the elytral pubescence being arranged in neat rows.

Look for Litargus tetraspilotus under bark where fungus is growing, or inside of shelf fungi. The species is also attracted to lights.

A congener found in the Mountain State is Litargus balteatus.

Litargus tetraspilotus range map

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Insects of West Virginia