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Chestnut Weevil

Curculio elephas

Description:

The adult female weevil bores a tiny hole in the immature nut to lay her eggs, which then hatch into legless grubs

Notes:

this cute insect landed on my hand while i was enjoying my coffee.there were castanea sativa trees nearby which are their main food source here in Crete.

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FotisAngel
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FotisAngel

Χανιά, Κρήτη, Greece

Spotted on Oct 1, 2014
Submitted on Oct 4, 2014

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