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Subject: beetle id
Location: Eldersburg, MD 21784
June 26, 2017 12:23 pm
Distinctive orange beetle(?) with diamond marking. Google brings up lots of orange beetles but not this one.
Signature: Mary

Mating Ironweed Curculios

Dear Mary,
These mating Weevils are Ironweed Curculios.  According to BugGuide:  “Breeds in Asteraceae such as cocklebur (
Xanthium), ironweed (Vernonia), joe-pye-weed (Eupatorium), ragweed (Ambrosia).”

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Subject: Please identify my bug
Location: Lebanon
July 6, 2017 1:41 am
Hello , I came across this insect in lebanon in the Middle East/Mediterranean. Location miziara about 800 meters above sea level. Can you help identify it.
Signature: Interesting bugs


This is a Weevil, but we have not had any luck determining the species.  Your Weevil does look similar to one posted on the Praying Mantis World blog that seems to originate in Bulgaria.  We tried additional searching and we believe your Weevil resembles the Rhubarb Weevil, Lixus concavus, that is pictured on Alamy, but that image was taken in New York.

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Subject: Never seen this before
Location: Southern Maryland
July 3, 2017 6:07 pm
Found him crawling up my wall near the front door
Signature: Michael

Oak Timberworm

Dear Michael,
We identified your Weevil as an Oak Timberworm,
Arrenodes minutus, thanks to Arthur Evans great book The Beetles of Eastern North America, and then we found a matching image on BugGuide.  We learned on BugGuide that the Oak Timberworm is:  “Sexually dimorphic: snout is broad in males, long & narrow in females” which means your individual is a male.

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Subject: White Bug
Location: Delray Beach Florida
June 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Hello, I live in Delray Beach Florida. This white spotted hard shell bug has recently showed up all over my popcorn cassia and two of my infant oak treas. I’ve looked all over and cannot figure out what this bug is. If it’s not harming my trees then they can stay but for some reason I think they are up to no good! If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Signature: Amy Shuttleworth

LIttle Leaf Notcher Weevil

Dear Amy,
We believe this is a Little Leaf Notcher Weevil,
Artipus floridanus, because of images posted to BugGuide where it states:  “a minor pest of Citrus and other plants.”  We would not rule out that this might be the Yellow Headed Ravenous Weevil or Sri Lanka Weevil, , which according to BugGuide:  “n FL, recorded from 55 host plant spp., from palms to roadside weeds, including citrus.”  There is not enough detail in your image to determine if it “has spines on the hind femur and a yellowish tint to the head.”

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Subject: Wtf
Location: Northlands
June 9, 2017 6:29 pm
Found this in red rooster in Perth
Signature: jason battersby

Patterson’s Curse Crown Weevil

Dear Jason,
This is a very unusual looking Weevil.  According to Australian Critters, it is a Crown Weevil,
Mogulones larvatus.  Prior to locating the image on that site, we found images on the Agriculture Victoria site where we learned that two species of weevils, the Crown Weevil and the Root Weevil, were introduced to Australia beginning in 1994 as biological control agents against and invasive plant known as Patterson’s Curse.  According to Agriculture Victoria:  “Paterson’s curse, Echium plantagineum, is a noxious weed of European origin that now occurs in most states of Australia and is mainly a problem in pastures, on roadsides and in degraded and disturbed areas. It reduces agricultural productivity by competing with more nutritious pasture plants and because it is toxic to livestock when ingested continuously. … The crown boring weevil and the root boring weevil are two European insects that have been released in Australia for the biological control of Paterson’s curse.” There are additional images on Atlas of Living Australia.

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Subject: Tiger Beetle But Not?
Location: Norther Illinois
June 2, 2017 7:07 am
A little help if you please! My family enjoys looking up in wildlife guides, the bugs we find outside (and inside) our suburban home in Illinois. The closest thing we come up with for these two is the “spotted tiger beetle.” But these little guys are not spotted as the description/images/name would have us believe. Are they an undeveloped youngster version of this beetle perhaps? Or are we barking up the wrong bug? We’ve been able to identify all the other local insects thus far but are very unsure on this one. Thank you for taking the time to look! It’s kinda buggin’ me.
Signature: Benjy

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevils

Dear Benjy,
Tiger Beetles are fast moving predators, and they are nowhere near as docile as these invasive Green Immigrant Leaf Weevils.  According to BugGuide:  “native to Europe (widespread there), adventive in NA, established in the northeast (NS-*SK to *PA-IL) + *UT & BC” and they feed on “primarily Yellow Birch (
Betula alleghaniensis).”

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