Journal of Ethology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 151–156 | Cite as

An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi

  • Kazuhiko Sakurai


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.


Animal Ecology Sowing Spore 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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