An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi

  title={An attelabid weevil (Euops splendida) cultivates fungi},
  author={K. Sakurai},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  • K. Sakurai
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ethology
  • 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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