Mycetophagus multipunctatus

Description

A spotted fungus beetle found in fungi growing on hardwoods. 

Identification difficulty
ID guidance
  • length 4.2-4.5 mm
  • antennae not clubbed
  • pronotum black to dark reddish brown
  • elytra very densely punctured with numerous yellowish brown spots
  • Mike Hackston Key to Mycetophagidae
Recording advice

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Habitat

Associated with fungus in rotting wood and decaying plant material, particularly hardwood trees.

When to see it

Spring-Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread but local in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map