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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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Location: Circle B Bar Reserve, Florida

2 Responses to Mating Citrus Leaf Weevils, we believe

  1. Cicada Lover says:

    Hello, again!
    So I have been doing some more research on this (and by research I mean posting my pic on BugGuide) and someone suggested it might be Pachnaeus opalus or Pachnaeus litus.
    I am stuck between the two, because if you look very closely on my picture, you can see some colors which are on the weevils on BugGuide (some of the Pachnaeus litus)

  2. Cicada Lover says:

    I’m leaning more to Pachnaeus litus though

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