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Oak Leaf-rolling Weevil

Attelabus bipustulatus


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.


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


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

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Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA

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

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