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Subject: Beautiful Aqua Teeny Guy!
Location: Gladwin, Michigan
July 6, 2016 5:36 pm
This intriguing little thing found its way onto my hand while visiting family in Michigan this 4th of July weekend. Very small, very active. The only aqua colored insects I could find online were weevils and this guy didn’t have a weevil face. I tried to get a closer shot but this was as clear as I could get. It was a sunny day, approx 79-82 degrees with low humidity near Lake Lancer in Gladwin, MI (mid-Michigan, lower peninsula). Thank you for your beautiful website 💛
Signature: Bugs are beautiful

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil

Your insect is in fact a Weevil, which is a classification of Beetles.  It is a Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil, Polydrusus formosus, which is represented on BugGuide.   According to BugGuide:  “introduced from Europe, where it is widespread.”

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil

Thank you so much!  What a pretty little thing.  I hate that it’s an invasive introduced species.  Your website is just wonderful, thank you for your love for the little guys!

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Subject: Beetle identification
Location: South-West Florida near the Gulf of Mexico
July 5, 2016 9:45 pm
Can you help me identify this beetle? I took this picture this morning (July 5, 2016). This is very large beetle, approximately 1″-1 1/2″ long, not including his sword-like snout. I live in South-West Florida near the gulf. I recently had some large Live Oak, and Palm tree’s trimmed and couple palms cut down. This beetle was found scurrying around on an oak log in a stack of logs and twigs saved for firewood. There were two palm logs lying next to this stack of wood as well.
Signature: curiosity killed the cat

Giant Palm Weevil

Giant Palm Weevil

This is a Giant Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus cruentatus, and according to BugGuide:  “19-31 mm, the largest weevil in N. Amer.”

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Subject: What’s this insect?
Location: Saudi Arabia
June 4, 2016 7:05 pm
I want to ask you if this insect can do any harm *I found it on my arm while I’m half sleeping*.
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White Weevil

White Weevil

Even before beginning any research, we are confident that this is a Weevil, a Beetle in the family Curculionidae and that it is white.  You provided us with Saudi Arabia as a location, so we had three things with which to begin a web search.  Our first hit was this image of a Pinstriped Ground Weevil, Ammocieonus aschabadensis, on Birds of Saudia Arabia and elsewhere on the site it states:  “This species is common in Saudi Arabia around oasis fringes and on saltflats. They posses a rostrum with jaws situated at the extremity which they use to bore into plant tissue. They normally found on the ground near vegetation although they are sometimes also seen in low vegetation. They have a hard cuticle that protects them from enemies and are very well camouflaged and when threatened roll over on their backs and lash out with their feet which are armed with sharp claws. They are mainly seen between April and August.”  The only other online documentation we could locate is this image on FlickR which is also posted to iNaturalist.

White Weevil

White Weevil

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Subject: Bug on hibiscus
Location: Plant city, fl
May 25, 2016 6:44 am
I saw this bug on a winter hibiscus flower. Please help identify.
Signature: Jackke

Weevil and Aphids

Weevil and Aphids

Dear Jackke,
The larger insect in your image is a Weevil, and there are numerous smaller Aphids visible as well.

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Subject: Beatle?
Location: Bartolo, Lares PR
April 7, 2016 12:59 pm
Hi, just found this little guy in my garden, specifically on my Aji Dulce plant. What is it?
Signature: Anjuli

Weevil

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Dear Anjuli,
This is a Diaprepes Root Weevil,
Diaprepes abbreviatus , a species found in the Caribbean as well as parts of the U.S.  Here is an image from Insects of Puerto Rico.  According to Featured Creatures, it “is a root weevil native to the Caribbean where at least 19 additional species within the genus are known. In the Caribbean, Diaprepes abbreviatus is one of the most economically important pests.”

Weevil

Diaprepes Root Weevil

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Subject: mystery bug
Location: unknown
February 15, 2016 5:26 pm
I work at a grocery store. This bug was found on a door near where we were unpacking plants for the floral department today. We get flowers from Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, locally (Alabama), and some boxes aren’t labeled. We aren’t sure where he came from or what box he got out of. Sorry we couldnt be more help.
Signature: Rachel from Winn-Dixie

Green Weevil

Golden Headed Weevil, perhaps

Dear Rachel,
This is some species of Weevil in the superfamily Curculionoidea and we believe it is a Broad Nosed Weevil in the subfamily Entiminae which is well represented on BugGuide, a site that is devoted to North American sightings.  We do not believe this is a native species, but we are not certain.  We will contact Eric Eaton for a second opinion, but since flowers may come from many parts of the world, including Columbia and Australia, it may be difficult to get a conclusive ID.  We are going to tag this posting as an Invasive Exotic until we learn otherwise.

Eric Eaton Concurs
Daniel:
I would agree that this is probably a foreign species, maybe in the genus Compsus, but I can’t be positive.  As a result, I don’t have any links to provide, either.
Eric

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