camphor shot borer, Xylosandrus mutilatus  (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - 1274030

camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894)

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Description: Just under the scutellum in a female, you will find the mycangia. The mycangia Is a highly specialized saclike organ of ectodermal origin, which is used by the beetle to maintain and transport fungi during dispersal. Notice the honeycomb appearance of the mycangia.
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Name: Doug Stone
Organization: Mississippi State University
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Friday, August 27, 2004
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