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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).”

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).”

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.

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.

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

Sri Lanka 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.”