Acorn Weevil

Subject: I can’t identify this bug
Location: Georgia
October 5, 2015 9:53 pm
This bug was in my friend’s hair and I must know what it is. Is it some type of weevil?
Signature: KDD

Acorn Weevil
Acorn Weevil

Dear KDD,
This is indeed an Acorn Weevil or Nut Weevil in the genus
Curculio.  Finding it in your friend’s hair seems purely coincidental.  According to BugGuide:  “Female uses her long snout for boring into nuts/acorns, and deposits eggs there. Larvae feed inside the acorn/nut and emerge to pupate in the soil.”

2 thoughts on “Acorn Weevil”

  1. acorn-weevil , are they harmful to humans. I found one in my bedroom? Pls help , is there something I can do to prevent them?


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