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Weevil (Fungus) Sharpius brouni

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:  Arthropoda
Subphylum:  Hexapoda
Class:  Insecta  
Subclass:  Pterygota
Order:  Coleoptera
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily:  Curculionoidea
Family:  Anthribidae   
Subfamily:  Anthribinae       
Genus:  Sharpius
Species:  S. brouni     
Binominal name: Sharpius brouni

Sharpius brouni is a small 4mm fungus weevil found in New Zealand. As with most anthribids it feeds upon fungi or decaying plant matter, and its larvae feed within dead wood.