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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map