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Subject:  ID assistance – striped beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Florida
Date: 11/16/2017
Time: 04:10 PM EDT
Hi, I found this today near some leaf damage on a variety of holly – Ilex attenuata “Eagleston”
Never seen one before. Any idea? Thank you!
Nov. 16, 2017 – Central FL
How you want your letter signed:  Frank

Diaprepes Root Weevil

Dear Frank,
This is an introduced Diaprepes Root Weevil,
Diaprepes abbreviatus, and according to BugGuide it is:  “color highly variable (from gray to yellow to orange to black)” and “highly polyphagous; larvae feed on roots, adults on foliage of citrus trees (esp. oranges in TX) and almost 300 other plant species.”

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Subject:  Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Port Shepstone, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Date: 10/02/2017
Time: 10:27 AM EDT
Kindly advise what bug thismis
How you want your letter signed:  Yes

Weevil

This is some species of Weevil, commonly called a Snout Beetle.

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Subject:  Never saw this one before
Geographic location of the bug:  Oklahoma City
Date: 09/29/2017
Time: 07:45 AM EDT
There were several of these in a Porta pot for about 5 days.  They can fly too.
How you want your letter signed:  Jeff

Acorn Weevil

Dear Jeff,
This is an Acorn Weevil or Nut Weevil in the genus
Curculio.  According to BugGuide:  “Long slender beak; body robust. In some species, female snout may be longer than the body (never in males).”

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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.
Thanks
Signature: Interesting bugs

Weevil

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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