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Fungus Weevil (Euparius marmoreus)


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



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



Updated: 03/23/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
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.





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
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          Genus: Euparius
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            Species: marmoreus
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Euparius marmoreus
Category: Beetle
Size (Adult; Length): 5mm to 8mm (0.19" to 0.31")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: brown; white; black; ivory; black
Descriptors: two white spots; double; twin white blotches; bumpy; marbled; mottled; small; bird poop; white head
Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 5mm (0.2in) and 8mm (0.3in)
Lo: 5mm
Md: 6.5mm
Hi: 8mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Fungus Weevil may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Fungus Weevil. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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