Ambrosia Beetles

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Mycangium in Bark and Ambrosia Beetles
... Mycangia of bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae Scolytinae and Platypodinae) are often complex cuticular invaginations for transport of symbiotic fungi ... Phloem-feeding bark beetles (Coleoptera Curculionidae Scolytinae) have usually numerous small pits on the surface of their body, while ambrosia beetles (many Scolytinae and all ...
Ambrosia Beetle
... Ambrosia beetles are beetles of the weevil subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), which live in nutritional symbiosis with ambrosia fungi ... The beetles excavate tunnels in dead trees in which they cultivate fungal gardens, their sole source of nutrition ... After landing on a suitable tree, an ambrosia beetle excavates a tunnel in which it releases spores of its fungal symbiont ...

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