, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 151-156

An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi

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An attelabid weevil,Euops splendida, the female of which makes leaf-roll cradles, is symbiotic with a fungus. She possesses a set of fungus-cultivating structures: spore reservoir, spore incubator, and spore bed, and also comb plate which is used for sowing spores in the nibbled sites on the cradle leaf.

Some parts of this paper were presented in a symposium at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Japan (Sakurai 1985).