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White Fungus Beetle Anthribus albinus

The White Fungus Beetle is a very strange one. It looks like is is covered in fungi and it even has small brushes of hairs growing on top. It belongs to a small family of beetles called the fungus weevils. They are closely related to the ordinary weevils, only their snout is large and flat and they have very long antennae indeed. Of course no fungi grow on this beetle, it only looks that way. Actually both the beetle and its larva can be found in and on rotting and mouldy wood. And if you do look like that yourself, your enemies have a hard time finding you! The larvae eat the decaying wood, the adults are more interested in fungi growing on the rotting trees.