Rainbow Beetle

Visited a small nature reserve on the way to work this morning. It’s called Tsurugidake Nature Park and is located near Kurate. At the top of the hill there were a couple of rotten trees that were covered in fungi. On the tree were two specimens of this “rainbow beetle” (naganiji gomimushi damashi), which eats fungi.

Coleoptera: tenebrionidae (darkling beetles)
Ceropria induta = naganiji gomimushi damashi

Ceropria indutaCeropria indutatree covered in bracket fungi

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2 Responses to Rainbow Beetle

  1. Sidney says:

    Where do the beetles live in the wild?

  2. Trace says:

    Wow this one looks like a female stag to.

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