The mix of color on this Fungus Weevil creates a marble-like appearance. Many individuals are mostly brown, but some are mostly ivory. All are covered in short hairs that look like flecks and spots of color, giving it a bumpy-looking texture. On darker ones, two large creamy spots sit near the middle of the wing coverings, and a single black dot may be visible in each one, like a tiny pupil in a large eye. This small weevil does not have the long snout-like extension on its pale head like other types of weevils. Its antennae lack the common 'elbow bend' seen in most weevils and are straight instead.
This marbled fungus weevil is always found near fungus, its food source that often grows on trees. Larvae may be found on the tree as well, perhaps hiding under bark.
Scientific Name: Euparius marmoreus
Size (Adult; Length): 5mm to 8mm (0.20in to 0.31in)
Colors: brown; white; black; ivory; black
Descriptors: two white spots; double; twin white blotches; bumpy; marbled; mottled; small; bird poop; white head
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.