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Family Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils

Fungus Feeder - Piesocorynus plagifer - male - female Fungus Weevil - Eusphyrus rectus Eurymycter fasciatus - Eurymycter tricarinatus Anthribidae 2 - Piesocorynus mixtus Trigonorhinus rotundatus Anthribid - Euparius paganus Ischnocerus infuscatus Beetle - Ischnocerus infuscatus fungus weevil - Euparius marmoreus
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Anthribidae (Fungus Weevils)
Explanation of Names
Antribidae Billberg 1820
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), ~3900 spp. in >370 genera total(2)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family Anthribidae
Subfamily Choraginae
Tribe *Cisanthribini *Sicanthus[figs in(1)]
Subfamily Anthribinae
0.4-16 mm(3)
Head with a broad flat beak, rarely small; antennae not elbowed, most apically clubbed, sometimes absent in species with elongate antennae, mandibles large. Tibiae without spurs but in males of some genera with an apical hook or tooth. Body very variable in shape, from robust, usually brownish, very often mottled with patches of white, gray, brown or straw-colored hairs, to mite-like in shape.
Throughout NA, but more diverse in the east
adults found mostly on the larval food plants; larvae in tree twigs/branches, hard or polypore fungi, under the bark of dead/dying trees(3)
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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.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.