Common name:Fungus weevils
Number of species:9
Nine British species, similar in appearance to Nemonychidae but generally larger (2.5-10mm). The antennae are long and un-elbowed and the rostrum short and broad. Two species (Anthribus fasciatus Forster and A. nebulosus Forster) are parasitoids of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and Bruchela rufipes (Olivier) develops in the fruits of Reseda lutea L., but most are found in association with dead wood and fungi. Perhaps the commonest of the group, Platyrhinus resinosus (Scopoli) is associated with the fungus Daldinia concentrica, King Alfred’s cakes.