A spotted fungus beetle found in fungi growing on hardwoods.
- 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
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Associated with fungus in rotting wood and decaying plant material, particularly hardwood trees.
Widespread but local in England and Wales.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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