Mud covered beetle (weevil?)
April 26, 2010
This was seen on a window in Duiven, didn’t stay long enough to get better photo. Apologies for 1st attachment can’t remove it.
Janie
Duiven, Netherlands

Weevil: But why is it covered in mud???

Hi Janie,
You are correct that this is a Weevil, but we have no idea why it is covered in mud, or even if this is a typical state for this weevil.  We suspect an accidental encounter that left this creature encrusted in mud.

Hi Daniel,
as I couldn’t find it in Joy, I assumed it must be some ‘exotic’! I am slightly relieved that it’s a puzzle to you also, and not something very obvious.
Many thanks for your help.
Janie

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