Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Common Name: Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Order Name: Coleoptera

Family Name: Erotylidae

Beetles are the most diverse and numerous group of insects. This particular group feeds on fungus and often displays striking red or yellow coloration. Beetle carried profound symbolism for the Egyptian civilizations who worshipped the scarab beetles. They associated this beetle’s subterranean larval existence and above ground adult life with the rising and setting sun. In fact, mummies represented the beetle larva preparing for a reincarnation into the next world.