job  job  

Category: Host fungi

Lawrence pattern,host-fungi groups

Note: the name of some fungi are changed now

1. Polyporus(Trametes) versicolor group

Polyporus (Trametes) hirsutus, Lenzites betulina, Trametes hispidia


2. Polyporus pargamenus(Trichaptum biforme) group

P. sector , Daedalus unicolor

  Read more

Luminescent fungi

To see larger and beetle click on picture

Ciidae usualy live on Basidiomycete fungi but sometimes maybe found on Ascomycetes

Mycena lucentipes is Basidiomycetes, Agaricales a species luminescent  fungi recently described from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

You can see possibility a small Cis on fungi. this fungi is luminescent but we do not know is any ciid beetle luminescent or not Read more

Trichaptum biforme

Scientific name:   Trichaptum biforme (Fr. in Kl.)
Derivation of name:  Trichaptum means “with clinging
hairs”; biforme means “with two forms or stages” in reference
to the pore surface which can be either poroid or toothlike.
Synonymy:   Polyporus biformis Fr. in Kl., Polyporus
 Fr.; Trichaptum pargamenum (Fr.) G. Cunn.;
Hirschioporus pergamenus (Fr.) Bondartsev & Singer
Common names:   Violet-toothed polypore.
Phylum:   Basidiomycota
Order:  Polyporales
Family:   Polyporaceae Read more

Daedaleopsis confragosa var. tricolor

Daedaleopsis confragosa var. tricolor Read more

Ciidae and basidium

Most Ciidae feed basidium. Basidiom have large amounts phosphorous, nitrogen accelerate developtment of  larvae.

Basidium may also contain high concentations of toxin. There is Great selective pressure to develop mechanisms to avoid intoxicataion.

Read more