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Oak Leaf-rolling Weevil

Attelabus bipustulatus

Description:

This is a "nitidus," the rolled-leaf nest of a single larval weevil on an oak leaf. The whole object is about 7-9 millimeters long.

Habitat:

Found this at the edge of an extensive deciduous forest near Sugarloaf Mountain State Preserve.

Notes:

The adult weevil makes this "nest" by cutting and folding part of the oak leaf. It makes origami look simple!

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BugEric
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BugEric

Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2009
Submitted on Jan 25, 2014

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