Coleoptera: Beetles - Alex Wild Photography
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This Xyleborus sp. ambrosia beetle arrived to a blacklight in rural Belize. Ambrosia beetles are a rare example of a social insect outside the bees, wasps, and ants. These small insects live in communal galleries where they cultivate an edible fungus.Armenia, Belize.
(Thanks to Thomas Shahan and Peter Biedermann for providing the identification)

This Xyleborus sp. ambrosia beetle arrived to a blacklight in rural Belize. Ambrosia beetles are a rare example of a social insect outside the bees, wasps, and ants. These small insects live in communal galleries where they cultivate an edible fungus.

Armenia, Belize.

(Thanks to Thomas Shahan and Peter Biedermann for providing the identification)

Bark beetleScolytinaeCurculionidaepest insectsColeopteraAmbrosia beetle