Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Canada Ontario
January 9, 2014 8:01 pm
Ever since I was a kid I’d see these little green bugs. I noticed that I never learned what they were called, I’ve asked around and no one seems to know. I would appreciate it if I could find out what they’re name is.
Signature: Alex Pottekkat
This is a Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil, Polydrusus sericeus, and thanks to your letter, we can do some cleanup in our archives. Our oldest postings of the Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil, dating to 2007, predate our Invasive Exotics tag which we use for nonnative species. According to BugGuide, it can be identified because it is: “completely covered with metallic green scales except for brownish or yellowish-brown legs and conspicuous black linear grooves in elytra; eyes relatively large.” It feeds primarily on yellow birch.
Thank you so much, I’m glad I finally know what they are. 🙂