Associations between the golden metallic beetle, Buprestis aurulenta L., an
d wood-destroying fungi were explored with adult beetles collected from log
decks. A variety of fungi were isolated from the beetle bodies by four met
hods. A total of 863 isolations were made from 59 females and 21 males. The
re was no significant difference between the microflora associated with mal
e and female adult beetles. Hyphomycetes constituted 91.4% of all isolates.
Zygomycetes and yeasts represented 5.8% of the total number of isolates. B
asidiomycetes were infrequently isolated (2.8%), suggesting that this bupre
stid does not consistently vector decay fungi into woody debris.