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Subject:  weevils in the rainforest
Geographic location of the bug:  Rio Celeste de Upala near Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste,CR
Date: 06/12/2018
Time: 10:16 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please help me to identify these weevils, they were very interesting in texture and I can’t find them in INBIO,http://coleoptera-neotropical.org/paginas/2_PAISES/C-Rica/Curculionoidea/Curculionidae-CRica.html, or anything else
thank you in advance
How you want your letter signed:  Weevils from Rio Celeste de Upala

Mating Weevils

Like you, we have not had any luck determining a species identity for these mating Weevils.  We did locate an image at the very bottom of the Homestead Brooklyn blog page devoted to Tapanti National Park that is unidentified and another similar looking individual from Selva Verde, Costa Rica that is unidentified on Alamy.  The Costa Rica Research page of the Microbiology at Occidental College site also has a similar looking unidentified Weevil on it.  Finally, we located your image on Jungle Dragon.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

Mating Weevils

Thank you for your help!
It is always very tricky to identify CR insects.  There are no books and no good web sites, only those meant for biological warfare identify ‘plagas’ or pests..
With best wishes
Annette

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Subject:  Black and white bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern England
Date: 06/10/2018
Time: 03:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug was seen in a garden center and it looks like it’s mating
How you want your letter signed:  Rick Powell

Mating Figwort Weevils

Dear Rick,
These are mating Figwort Weevils,
Cionus scrophulariae, which we identified on Bug Blog and the verified its identity on UK Beetle Recording.  According to Nature Spot:  “Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain with fewer records from the north” and the habitat is “Around the foodplants Figwort and Mullein.”

Mating Figwort Weevils

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Subject:  Weevil ID assistance
Geographic location of the bug:  Mindanao, Philippines
Date: 05/02/2018
Time: 02:34 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Maam/Sir, good day!
I am Maria Tanola, a Biology student of University of Southeastern Philippines. As part of our curriculum, I was provided with an unidentified weevil species for me to work with. I have been working on this case study for months now, however, I came up with Otiorhynchus singularis (italicized) and Otiorhynchus sulcatus (italicized) as an initial identification. I believe that this unidentified species is just between the two. Hence, I am writing to humbly request your service and expertise to confirm or correct my initial identification for the abovementioned weevil species.
I am looking forward for your urgent response as this is a timely matter.
Sincerely,
Maria
How you want your letter signed:  Weevil

Weevil

Dear Maria,
Your photomicroscopy images of a Weevil are quite detailed, but alas, we do not have the necessary skills to answer your very detailed question.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist you by submitting comments.

Weevil

Weevil

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Subject:  is this a type of darkling beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Buffalo New York
Date: 01/29/2018
Time: 07:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I have been trying to identify this Beetle on your site and the closest I can come is that it is a darkling beetle. This one was alive, two others that I found in my apartment this week were already dead. Beatles are not poisonous are they? Thanks for your help!
How you want your letter signed:  V

Weevil

Dear V,
We believe this is a Weevil, and based on the image posted to the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Program site, it resembles the Annual Bluegrass Weevil,
Listronotus maculicollis, and when we researched the species on BugGuide, we found that it is a relatively large genus represented on BugGuide and the tribe to which it belongs has two genera, and many members look similar, so we feel confident this is a Weevil, and it might be a member of the tribe Listroderini, but we are uncertain of the species.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks so much for your quick identification! I now know how to research what to do about them. Have a great night.
Best,
Venessa

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Subject:  Red bug Santa Elena
Geographic location of the bug:  Santa Elena Reserve, Costa Rica
Date: 01/11/2018
Time: 06:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Been trying to identify this bug I’ve found, but can’t seem to find the right species. I came across this beauty while hiking in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Could you help me out?
How you want your letter signed:  Nick

Palmetto Weevil

Dear Nick,
This sure looks to us like the highly variable Palmetto Weevil or Red Palm Weevil,
Rhynchophorus cruentatus, based on this image posted to BugGuide.  According to Revolvy:  “The adult beetles are relatively large, ranging between two and four centimeters long, and are usually a rusty red colour—but many colour variants exist and have often been classified as different species” and “Weevil larvae can excavate holes in the trunk of a palm trees up to a metre long, thereby weakening and eventually killing the host plant. As a result, the weevil is considered a major pest in palm plantations, including the coconut palm, date palm and oil palm.”

Daniel,
Thank you so much for identifying the bug! Also, Palmetto Weevil is a more than lovely name.
I’ll add this to my list of animals I’ve found on my trip.
Thanks again,
Nick
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Subject:  Curious
Geographic location of the bug:  Australia in a Home wardrobe
Date: 12/06/2017
Time: 06:23 AM EDT
Just curious (:
How you want your letter signed:  However

Elephant Weevil

We used Oz Animals to verify the identity of your Elephant Weevil.  The site states:  “The Elephant Weevil is pest to the wine industry as it feds on grape vines.”

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