Tritoma humeralis

Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Tritoma humeralis, Pleasing Fungus Beetle






Family: Erotylidae

Subfamily: Tritominae

Length: 3-4 mm


Both the adult and larval Tritoma may be found on mushrooms. The larvae develop rapidly, taking only two weeks after hatching to reach the pupal stage.

Tritoma humeralis is a small, oval beetle with a squarish red spot on each elytron. The pronotum is sparsely punctate, and the elytra have punctate striae. The antennae have a dark club.

Tritoma humeralis range map

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