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Subject: Bug in Seville Spain
Location: Seville, Spain in town center
January 27, 2016 9:41 am
Hi, Moose (the name I have given him) has been hanging out on my terrace for a week or so. He is about 1 inch long, green , sometimes brown, with large eyes and a proboscis. I have never seen him fly. I don’t generally like insects, but he’s cute, with his moose-like nose. Here’s a couple of pics. Thanks for your help!
Signature: Kathleen

Weevil: Lixus angustatus

Weevil: Lixus angustatus

Dear Kathleen,
Moose is a beetle known as a Weevil.  We believe we have properly identified Moose as
Lixus angustatus by first finding an image on Visual Photos and then cross checking that identification on Iberia Nature.  Information en Español can be found on Granada Natural.

Thank you Daniel for such a quick response!  I will check it out and see if I can help him with food and such.
Thanks again and have a blessed day!
Kathleen

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Subject: Alien creature
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
December 9, 2015 7:32 pm
Hi,
I haven’t asked you guys anything in a while because I’ve been really busy. I found this on a leaf of my water apple plant. What is it and how can I get rid of it?
Thanks
Signature: Darren

Giraffe Weevil from Malaysia

Giraffe Weevil from Malaysia

Dear Darren,
WE identified your Giraffe Weevil,
Korotyaevirhinus necopinus orientalis,  Legalov, 2003, first on the Amazing World of Malaysia’s Flora and Fauna site where there was no name and then on the Up Close With Nature site where we learned its identity.  We do not provide extermination advice.

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Subject: yellow beetle found north Florida
Location: Jacksonville Florida
December 3, 2015 6:58 am
Its about 60° and I found him next to my front door. Tried looking on your website and even google, nothing… Do you know?
Signature: heather

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Dear Heather,
This is a Diaprepes Root Weevil,
Diaprepes abbreviatus, and according to ID Tools: it is a serious introduced citrus pest with a wide range of non-citrus hosts as well:  “This pest has a very wide host range, attacking more than 270 species of plants in 59 plant families, many with economic significance as well as ornamentals and wild plants, including:  all cruciferous vegetables, Brassica oleracea, Acacia spp., Crotalaria spp., guava, Psidium guajava, kumquat, Fortunella spp., oak, Quercus spp., papaya, Carica papaya, potato, Solanum tuberosum, strawberry, Fragaria spp., sugarcane, Saccharum spp., sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas.”  The tiny spider in the image is a Wall Spider.  

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Subject: what is it?
Location: Perth, Western Australia
November 1, 2015 9:17 pm
Hi! :)
My Son found this bug and I thought it had the cutest face! my first thought was a tick but on googling images of ticks I don’t think it is. can you please help identify it?
Signature: Belinda

Weevil

Weevil

Dear Belinda,
This is a Weevil, a member of the largest family of animals on earth.  You can find some examples of Australian Weevils on the Brisbane Insect website.

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Subject: Odd bugs in kitchen
Location: connecticut
October 18, 2015 6:10 pm
Hello, we have some odd bugs that started showing up on our kitchen counters and stove. We cannot figure out what they are! Gross! Please help. Thank you!
Signature: Sandi Lynn

Grain Weevils

Grain Weevils

Dear Sandi,
You have an infestation of Grain Weevils, a common pantry pest.  Start by checking rice or other grain stored in the cabinets.  You should also check bargain bags of pet food and bird seed.

 

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Subject: Mystery Weevils?
Location: Circle B Bar Reserve FL
October 14, 2015 5:24 am
Hello, here is another challenge for you!
This time they are weevils I think.
The image was taken June 23, 2014.
Thank you!
Signature: Cicada Lover

Little Leaf Notcher Weevils Mating

Little Citrus Root Weevils Mating

Dear Cicada Lover,
We believe these are mating, native Little Leaf Notcher Weevils,
Artipus floridanus, based on images posted to BugGuide.  We do not want to discount that they might be the very similar looking Yellow-Headed Ravenous Weevil or Sri Lanka Weevil, Myllocerus undecimpustulatus, an introduced species also found in Florida and profiled on BugGuide.

Update:  October 25, 2015
We have received a comment that these are most likely Citrus Root Weevils in the genus
Pachnaeus, and there are supporting images on BugGuide.

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