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Spiny Leaf-Rolling Weevil

Paroplapoderus sp., Attelabidae, Coleoptera

Description:

Females leaf-rolling weevils protect newly laid eggs by ingeniously rolling them up inside a growing leaf. After hatching, the larvae eat the leaf from within.

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4 Comments

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 7 years ago

Wild beetle. Good spotting!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Lovely!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

What a cutie!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Nice spotting, love those spines!

Sinobug
Spotted by
Sinobug

普洱市, 云南 Yunnan, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Dec 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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