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Subject: Brazilian weevil
Location: Brazil
January 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Greetings, I found this weevil in a batch of unidentified specimens collected back in the 1970’s and deposited in the North Dakota State University insect collection. I don’t even have a clue where this fits taxonomically in the weevils….any help would be greatly appreciated
Signature: Guy A. Hanley

Weevil

Dear Guy,
This Weevil looks very familiar to us, yet we have not had any luck searching the internet.  We are posting your image and perhaps one of our readers, Cesar Crash perhaps, may be able to provide some assistance.

Hello Daniel and Guy:

This is a very interesting looking weevil. Try checking out Odontopus sp.  Regards, Karl

Thanks Karl.  The images on Entomofauna Guyane look like a match to us.

A Facebook Comment from Tina:
I am thinking possibly in the genus Odontopus… A few links to other specimens in the genus that are similar, however I couldn’t find an exact match.

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/3143-gen-sp75/images/113-curculionoidae

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/3229-curculionidae-gen-sp80/images/113-curculionoidae

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/4777-odontopus-sp81/images/113-curculionoidae

 

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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Blantyre, Malawi
January 3, 2017 2:01 am
Hi,
Found this bug on my outdoor sofa today and never seen anything like it before. Can’t find it online as of yet and no one on local expat Facebook group had any suggestions.
It’s middle of summer here and rainy season so pretty hot, humid and wet.
Related bug to bottom of the garden and it seemed pretty docile. It’s about 7cm long and 4cm across abdomen.
Thanks,
Tammy
Signature: Cheers

Weevil

Weevil

Dear Tammy,
This is a Weevil in the family Curculionidae, but we are not able to provide you with a species name.  There are several similar looking individuals on the Beetles of Africa site.

Hi Damien,
Thanks very much for prompt reply. Someone replied to my Facebook post that it looked like a Lily Weevil.
Never thought I’d be that interested in a bug until I saw the weevil today. Always thought they were tiny things that got into your flour and rice.
Almost 40 and I’ve learnt something new today, thanks.
Cheers,
Tammy

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Subject: Alien Beetle
Location: Cartago, Costa Rica
December 13, 2016 2:28 pm
Hello,
I found this weird beetle that looks like an alien. It has a trunk like an elephant.
Thanks,
Signature: Juan Pablo Zúñiga

Weevil, probably Eurhinus magnificus

Weevil, probably Eurhinus magnificus

Dear Juan Pablo,
Your images of this magnificent, green metallic Weevil are gorgeous, and we were reminded of a tropical Weevil we posted long ago, but your individual is solid green and the Weevil we were reminded of had other iridescent colors like those produced by a film of oil on the surface of water.  We started like we always do, with an internet search using key words, and we found this look-alike on Ipernity and one on FineArtAmerica, but alas, neither is identified beyond the family level.  The third visual match we found on 500px is identified as 
Eurhinus magnificus, the same species we identified in 2005 from Florida where it is an Invasive Exotic species.  It is a native species for you in Costa Rica.  The entire life cycle is nicely documented on EDIS

Weevil, probably Eurhinus magnificus

Weevil, probably Eurhinus magnificus

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Subject: Red Beetle
Location: Negev, Israel
November 15, 2016 4:45 am
Found this beetle on a cut down Palm tree, as I approached him he stopped in place.
I wanted to find out what this bug is but couldn’t find anything similar.
Signature: Michael

Red Palm Weevil

Red Palm Weevil

Dear Michael,
The Red Palm Weevil,
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, is considered a pest of cultivated palm trees in many parts of the world.  The Invasive Species Compendium has a map of its distribution,  Times of Malta and Springer Link both have helpful information on the Red Palm Weevil.  

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Subject: What’s this Bug?
Location: Hillsborough County, Florida
August 28, 2016 5:26 am
I have looked at all the black and white beetles and cannot find one that looks quite like this. It was on dog fennel in west central Florida. I would like to know what it is and if it is native. It looks like it is missing an antennae.
Thank you for this wonderful reference site.
Signature: Donna Bollenbach

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Dear Donna,
This looks to us like a Diaprepes Root Weevil,
Diaprepes abbreviatus, a species that according to BugGuide is:  “Native to the Caribbean, adventive and established in so. US: so. & central FL (1964), so. TX (Cameron & Hidalgo Cos 2000, Corpus Christi 2005, Houston 2009; map), so. CA (2005), LA (2008); further north in greenhouses.”  BugGuide also indicates it is  “highly polyphagous; larvae feed on roots, adults on foliage of citrus trees (esp. oranges in TX) and almost 300 other plant species” and “Major pest of citrus crops: larvae often girdle the taproot, which may kill the plant and provide an avenue for Phythophora infections. A single larva can kill young hosts while several larvae can cause serious decline of older, established hosts.”

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Diaprepes Root Weevil

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Subject: What bug is this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 14, 2016 6:17 pm
These bugs were in bird seed we bought in Toronto. What bug is this?
Signature: Thanks, Katie Rancourt

Weevils Infest Bird Seed

Granary Weevils Infest Bird Seed

Dear Katie,
Many insects infest stored food, especially grain products.  These are probably Granary Weevils.

Weevils infest Bird Seed

Granary Weevils infest Bird Seed

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