Truffle Beetle. Entomologists, who search carefully along the hedge-banks, athwart which innumerable spiders have thrown their elegant tracery, may chance to find the truffle beetle (Leiodes cinnamo-mea) feeding on the fungus from which he derives his name. Unlike many of his brethren, who delight in sunny months, and inhabit the loveliest flowers, the truffle beetle is found between the months of October and November, often, too, on windy and open downs as those of Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Kent, and bleak, and woodless tracts in Scotland, regardless of fierce winds, and storms of sleet, though small and delicately formed, and apparently ill-adapted to resist the extremity of cold.

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