Do insect fungivores that visit polypore cafes aid sporedispersal?
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- Master's theses (IPV) 
Dispersal of wood-decaying fungi has been well studied, but the importance of insects for the dispersal of spores are less documented In this study I sampled beetles from red belt conk, tinder fungus and aspen bracket by sampling beetles from sporocarps. Several studies have been done on red belt conk and tinder fungus, but not on aspen bracket. Here, I present some species found ono aspen bracket that has not been reported previously. My aim was to find out if the beetle community associated with the polypores were host specific, and if they could potentially be good dispersers of spores. There were unique beetle communities connected to the polypores, and there were an overlap between beetles sampled from conifer and deciduous trees.