Entry from US English dictionary
A small beetle that feeds chiefly on fungi and is typically black with red or yellow markings.
- Families Mycetophagidae, Erotylidae, and others: several genera.
- The name fungus beetle is derived from the habits of these beetles; they are usually associated with fungi.
- The presence of fungus beetles in grain indicates a moisture and heating problem.
- Oak wilt spreads through the root systems of near by trees and by fungus beetles that carry the oak wilt spores from tree to tree.
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Syllabification: fun·gus bee·tle
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