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Ostoma parking lot

Ostoma ferruginea, Trogossitidae

Size 8-10 mm


These flattened beetles are closely associated with brown-rot fungi (such as Fomitopsis pinicola or Antrodia xantha) and you find them in rotting wood. These were found underneath the bark and/or inside the wood of a large rotting spruce.


This wide angle close-up was shot in 2013 as part of a book project I've mentioned here:


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Single handheld natural light exposure . Canon 5DmkII, Nikon Nikkor 28/2.8 AI-s, Nikon K1 extension tube | 0.5s, f/16, ISO200

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Taken on April 30, 2013