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Weevil / Rüsselkäfer

Curculionidae

Description:

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that, curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 millimetres (0.04 to 1.57 in). Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species. With so many species to classify and over 400 genera, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, and authors disagree on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes and subtribes. The word "weevil" has been made famous by the boll weevil, which lays its eggs and feeds inside cotton bolls, ruining the crop. (Wiki)

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3 Comments

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks DD!!!

DD
DD 9 years ago

Weevil ;)

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

I didnt found the english common name! Maybe someone can help?

Palaimon
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Palaimon

Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 31, 2009
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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