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Strange Bug!!
Hey! This bug Landed on my windshield today!!! I had seen your site some time ago while I was trying to identify another bug(which just so happened to be a waterbug).. Anyway I just happened to be on my way home, and I try to always keep my camera with me, which(lucky me) has digital macro, so I got a decent shot!! I am hoping you could help me identify it, it was just TINY!!!! I would say maybe 2 millimeters Long!! NO JOKE it was tiny, but it flew away before I could get a better pic.. Its Orange and black and has 4 normal size legs that were attached to its abdomen and 2 MUCH larger ones attached to its thorax, or at least appeared to be legs, then on the front of its head directly between its eyes were two kind of like feelers or antanae I’m not sure, and then between those was something like a maxilla, or something.. Well, hope you can help, I’ve never seen this one before.. I’m in Sarasota, FL USA, so maybe they just hide, or its a traveler!! THANKS!!!
Butterfly

Hi Butterfly,
Knowing this was a species of Weevil, we quickly located the Cycad Weevil, Rhopalotria slossoni, on BugGuide. Once we had a name, we found that the Cycad Weevil ranges from Miami to the Everglades, and that it is a significant pollinator of the Cycad Zamia pumila.

Unidentified plant weevil
Hellooo bugman,
Found this bug whilst walking through a jungle here in Malaysia. It’s about an inch long, and was resting on a leaf. I assume it’s some sort of weevil? Thanks in advance,
Izuan

Hi Izuan,
You are correct. This is a Weevil, but we don’t know what species. It sure is a pretty specimen.

Hollyhock Weevils
Hi there! Just a follow-up to my recent e-mail …I’ve been completely mesmerized by your site. I ’ve re-discovered my “inner child ”and bugs with a macro lens I picked up this spring. You have some wonderful pic tures and information on your site! Inspired by your “Love Bug ”section, h ere ’s one of my first macro shots from earlier this year of a pair of very tiny Hollyhock Weevils doing what it seems like they ’re alw ays doing
J

Hi J,
Thanks for sending us your great image of mating Hollyhock Weevils, Apion longirostre. We did some internet research and found a page devoted to them when they were the Bug of the Month back in August 1998. Your letter has us a bit confused. Your email address matches the person who signed another letter with a Brown Lynx Spider, but from a different email address, and your mysterious initial only signature seems to match the name on the other email.

pecan weevil
I thought you might enjoy this photo of a pecan weevil I found in our Houston yard a couple of weeks ago. I misidentified it as a boll weevil and contacted the County Extension Office which informed me it was actually a pecan weevil. As always, I love your site!
Dana

Hi Dana,
We eagerly welcome your photo of a Pecan Weevil, Curculio caryae, to our site.

gday bugpeople…
i know you are very busy, but, I looked at this creature and have no idea what to make of it… I found these two, very well camouflaged on a fallen and decaying hoop pine body in Lamington National Park, Australia. I don’t remember if they were actually under the bark or not, if it makes a difference, but anyway- they weren’t burrowed in there when i found them. they were about 1.5cm long maybe. they sort of remind me of some sesame street character. not sure which one. i hope you’ve got something on them… thankyou…
Jenni
ps… you’ve got very interesting heads… an art project??

Hi Jenni,
We searched for a bit to try to identify your Weevil species, but without success. We did find an Australian Weevil website, but no match to your photos are posted to it. The best we could do is Weevil in superfamily Curculionoidea.

ID please
What’s the name of this bug? Thanks for any info on it.. Regards,
Raul Roa
Staff Photographer, SGVN
W. Covina, CA.
LAT:33.99641 N – LON:118.05906 W – 365 ft. elevation

Hi Raul,
This is an Agave Billbug, Scyphophorus acupunctatus, a species of Weevil that feeds on Agave and Dracaena. It is also known as the Sisal Weevil and Agave Weevil. It is native to warm arid regions of the Americas where those plants are native, including Mexico, but the species has been introduced to many other parts of the world on ornamental plants. Crop losses in Mexico might result in soaring costs of Tequila, a product of blue Agave.