pleasing fungus beetle
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpliːzɪŋ ˈfʌŋɡəs ˈbiːtəl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈplizɪŋ ˈfʌŋɡəs ˈbitl̩/, /ˈplizɪŋ ˈfʌŋɡəs ˈbiɾl̩/
- Hyphenation: pleas‧ing fun‧gus bee‧tle
- Any of the fungus beetles of the family Erotylidae.
- 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).
beetle of the family Erotylidae
- ^ 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, 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.