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Fungus Weevil (Euparius marmoreus)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Fungus Weevil.




Two large white patches on the back of this weevil tend to be prominent, even on such a mottled abdomen.



 Updated: 5/7/2020; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.InsectIdentification.org


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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.

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General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Coleoptera
        Family: Anthribidae [ View More ]
          Genus: Euparius [ View More ]
            Species: marmoreus
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Descriptors
Scientific Name: Euparius marmoreus
Category: Beetle
Size (Adult; Length): 5mm to 8mm (0.20in to 0.31in)
Colorwheel Graphic 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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Relative Size Comparison
Lo: 5mm | Hi: 8mm
Territorial Reach (A-to-Z)
U.S., Canada, and Mexico
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Newfoundland and Labrador
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Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
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Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
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Beetle Anatomy
Graphic showing basic anatomy of a common North American Beetle insect
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
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Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
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Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
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Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
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Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
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Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
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Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.