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Subject:  Bugs on fungus on maple tree
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern Indiana
Date: 09/20/2017
Time: 01:01 PM EDT
I believe these to be some sort of blister beetles. All I have been able to find are blister beetles with 3+ colored bands. I have never seen them before, but cannot find information about them being in our area. Your help is appreciated.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks! Sasha

Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Dear Sasha,
This is a Pleasing Fungus Beetle in the genus
Megalodacne.  Based on the BugGuide information that “Note also different form of scutellar macula, and pronotal sides near hind angles (slightly concave in heros / straight to slightly convex in fasciata)” we are leaning toward this being Megalodacne fasciata.

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Location: Indiana

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