Fungus Feeder - Piesocorynus plagifer
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
June 4, 2004
A fungus weevil. This long horned male was first seen in late May 2004, soon to be joined by a short horned version, and both of them munched on this black patch of fungus on the bark of a Maple tree for several weeks before disappearing. The guide page used to suggest that only the larva ate fungus but the current version seems to not rule out the adults doing so. For the first time in six years a similar patch of fungus has appeared on the same Maple and I hope to learn who may be coming to dinner.