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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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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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