Fungus beetle Corticaria sp

Adult beetle

Size: 1-2mm

Shape: Abdomen larger than head and thorax

Colour: Orangey brown

Antennae: Medium with a loose club

Distinguishing features: Thorax has fine granular bumps around the side edges.

Larvae are pests of: mould and mould spores

Damage: Larvae can occasionally damage damp paper

Adults eat: Not known

They are indicators of high local humidity. One or two specimens do not indicate a problem, large numbers indicate that the damp source needs to be investigated.

Fungus beetle Corticaria sp