All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pleasing fungus Beetle</strong> 
<em>Megalodacne heros</em>
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
June 20, 2008

We saw this beautiful beetle on the Gregory Ridge trail on our hike back from Gregory Bald. The name "fungus beetle" comes from ...
Pleasing fungus Beetle
Megalodacne heros
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
June 20, 2008

We saw this beautiful beetle on the Gregory Ridge trail on our hike back from Gregory Bald. The name "fungus beetle" comes from the fact that the larvae and adults eat fungi. The bright coloration makes me wonder if they are poisonous or distasteful.

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