Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / roller
larva of Attelabus nitens rolls leaf of Quercus
Other: major host/prey

Foodplant / roller
larva of Attelabus nitens rolls leaf of Castanea sativa

Animal / parasite
larva of Rhynchites sericeus parasitises brood of Attelabus nitens

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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Leaf serves as container: red oak roller weevil
 

Female red oak roller weevils create packages to hold their eggs by cutting and rolling oak leaves into tubes.

       
  "A weevil, the red oak roller, uses a leaf as a container for its young. It cuts the leaf transversely across the middle to the central rib, working first from one side then the other. It folds together the two quarters nearer the tip over the midrib and then rolls them into a double thickness tube. In that it lays its eggs." (Attenborough 1995:156)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Attenborough, D. 1995. The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behavior. London: BBC Books. 320 p.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Attelabus nitens

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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