An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi
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- Sakurai, K. J. Ethol. (1985) 3: 151. doi:10.1007/BF02350306
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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.