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pleasing fungus beetle

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A four-spotted fungus beetle (Ischyrus quadripunctatus), a type of pleasing fungus beetle, in Virginia, USA

Probably from the pleasing appearance of the beetles, which have large and colourful patterns.[1]

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pleasing fungus beetle (plural pleasing fungus beetles)

  1. Any of the fungus beetles of the family Erotylidae.
    • 1914, Inez Naomi King, “The Coleoptera of Henry County, Iowa”, in The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, volume XXI, Des Moines, Iowa: Published by the state; Robert Henderson, state printer, ISSN 0085-2236, OCLC 1695497, page 327:
      Erotylidae. (The Pleasing Fungus Beetle.)
    • 2006, James T. Costa, “Coleoptera: Beetle Societies III: Leaf, Fungus, Carrion, Darkling, and Whirlgig Beetles and Their Allies”, in The Other Insect Societies, Cambridge, Mass.; London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 499:
      The pleasing fungus beetles are pleasing indeed: many are brightly patterned with contrasting black with red, yellow, orange, pink or purple in spots, stripes, rings, and even zigzags.
    • 2014 August, Tradd Cotter, “Natural Pest Control and Disease Management”, in Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation, White River Junction, N.J.: Chelsea Green Publishing, →ISBN, part I (The Fundamentals of Mushroom Cultivation), page 86:
      Small, shallow pans of apple cider vinegar or milk mixed with a little dish soap attract and drown many adult flying insects (but not pleasing fungus beetle or Sciarids).

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  1. ^ Cong-Chao Dai; Mei-Jun Zhao (19 July 2013), “A New Species of Scelidopetalon Delkeskamp (Coleoptera, Erotylidae) from China with a Key to World Species of the Genus”, in ZooKeys[1], volume 317, Sofia, Bulgaria: Pensoft Publishers, DOI:10.3897/zookeys.317.5112, ISSN 1313-2989, OCLC 248547717, archived from the original on 21 November 2017, page 82.

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