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Family Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils

Euparius? - Euparius pictus Fungus Weevil - Euparius Beetle - Ormiscus Fungus Weevil - Eusphyrus rectus Euparius sp.? - Euparius marmoreus Fungus weevil - Eusphyrus Unidentified Beetle - Euparius marmoreus Anthribid - Trigonorhinus sticticus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Anthribidae (Fungus Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Antribidae Billberg 1820
Numbers
88 spp. in 30 genera and 17 tribes in the Nearctic, plus 30 undescribed spp. of Ormiscus and a few species in other genera(1)
Overview of our fauna:
Family ANTHRIBIDAE
Taxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Subfamily Choraginae
Tribe *Cisanthribini *Sicanthus[figs in(1)]
Subfamily Anthribinae
Size
0.4-16 mm(2)
Identification
Head with a broad flat beak, rarely small; antennae not elbowed. Body robust, usually brownish, very often mottled with patches of white, gray, brown or straw-colored hairs.
Range
Throughout NA, but more diverse in the east
Habitat
adults found mostly on the larval food plants; larvae in tree twigs/branches, hard or polypore fungi, under the bark of dead/dying trees(2)
Food
Larvae feed on vegetable material
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A review of Nearctic and some related Anthribidae (Coleoptera)
Valentine B.D. 1998. Insecta Mundi 12: 251-296.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.