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    Rare fungus feeding Darkling Beetle, Byrsax cornutus Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Bolitophagini) from the Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    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
    Attribution
    Arunraj C., Thomas S.K., Merkl O. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(5) pp. 4608-4611; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3188.4608-11