Journal of Ethology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 151–156

An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi

  • Kazuhiko Sakurai

DOI: 10.1007/BF02350306

Cite this article as:
Sakurai, K. J. Ethol. (1985) 3: 151. doi:10.1007/BF02350306


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.

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© Japan Ethological Society 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Sakurai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan