Anthribidae

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Anthribidae

[an′thrib·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fungus weevils, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Curculionoidea.

Anthribidae

 

a family of insects similar to the family Cur-culionidae. The body is terete and measures 1.7–40 mm long. There are approximately 2,200 species, found primarily in the tropics. More than 20 species are distributed in the USSR. The majority of these insects develop in dead wood. Species of the genus Brachytarsus are beneficial since they feed on the eggs of scale insects. The coffee-bean weevil (Araeocerus fasciculatus) is injurious to the seeds of various tropical plants, particularly cacao beans.

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If ash dieback causes a similar loss of ash trees, then dozens of animals, especially those that solely rely on ash, such as crampball fungus weevil, will suffer.