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Leaf-rolling Weevil

Homoeolabus analis

Habitat:

gardens, shrubs, trees

Notes:

Pictures 2 and 3 shows it doing what it's named for. I think it's ready for a job at Chipotle making burritos.

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3 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Fascinating! Thanks for the link.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

I didn't know, but I looked it up :) ... They lay their egg (sometimes eggs) in it and the larva develops inside. There is an article describing the whole process in more detail here: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Do you know why they roll the leaves like that? Are they laying eggs inside? Hiding from predators?

LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2010
Submitted on Jan 11, 2012

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