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Leaf Rolling Weevil


This little red and yellow weevil was only 5 mm long, very shiny, with a kind of hippopotamus shaped head and odd bulges an the upper elytra. The antennae are not elbowed, but they do have a club. It is a leaf rolling weevil of the Family Attelabidae.


Tropical forest, dry season, Chorreadero Park, 10 km above Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.


Where this weevil was collected, I have found rolled leaf packets made by a Leaf Rolling Weevil. I saved some for several months without any adult emergence. However, it is very probable that this is the weevil that makes the rolls in these spottings. See:

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1 Comment

thaptor a year ago

Leaf rolling Weevil (Attelabinae).

Reminds of this N-Am. species (must not be same genus):

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 27, 2012

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