Rare fungus feeding Darkling Beetle, Byrsax cornutus Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Bolitophagini) from the Western Ghats, India

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C. Arunraj
S.K. Thomas
O. Merkl

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Byrsax cornutus is a rare darkling beetle associated with the fruiting bodies of bracket fungi. Cryptic brownish-grey coloration of adults that matches the color of their host bracket fungus Ganoderma applanatum and secretive habits lead them to be often overlooked by collectors. A first record and a detailed description of B. cornutus from the Western Ghats, notes on its habits and distribution and key to the two Indian species of Byrsax are provided

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Arunraj, C., Thomas, S. and Merkl, O. 2013. Rare fungus feeding Darkling Beetle, Byrsax cornutus Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Bolitophagini) from the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5, 11 (Jul. 2013), 4608–4611. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3188.4608-11.
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