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Subject: What is this
Location: Princetown, Victoria
February 4, 2017 6:49 am
Landed on our windscreen will driving through coastal sand dunes !
Signature: Rixy

Wattle Pig Weevil

Dear Rixy,
This is some species of Weevil, a large and diverse group of Beetles.

Subject: Salted Bugs
Location: Dead Sea, Israel
January 22, 2017 2:02 am
Hi Bug Folks,
Not looking for an identification this time, just sending pictures of an interesting phenomenon.
I was hiking along the Dead Sea coast in the Judean Desert, and came across several insects preserved in salt. I don’t know how long they were there or how they came to be there, but they seem very well preserved.
Signature: Ben from Israel


Dear Ben,
We apologize for taking so long to get back to you, but we had extra work responsibilities in January.  Thanks so much for informing us of this interesting phenomenon.   Salting is a well known food preservation technique, so these “bugs” might be quite old, though we doubt they are actual fossils.


True Bug

Subject: I don’t think it’s a bed bug, but what is it?
Location: Seoul, South Korea
January 25, 2017 7:06 am
I keep finding these little guys around my apartment. Started showing up about two weeks ago once it really started getting cold, though I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. I find one – five of them a day, usually crawling on the wall or floor. I live in a one room apartment in South Korea, so kitchen pantry, bed, and bathroom are all within reach. I generally find the bugs near my computer desk or on the floor near the bed. As far as I can tell from googling around, they don’t look like bedbugs, but I’m starting to wonder if I should be concerned about them as I’m only finding more of them every day now.
Thanks for the help!
Signature: Owen

Grain Weevil

Dear Owen,
This is a Grain Weevil, a cosmopolitan household pest that infests stored grain products including rice, pet foods and bird seed.  Search the pantry and that bargain bag of pet food for possible sources of your infestation.

Amazing! Thank you so much for the quick ID. I’ll purge the pantry ASAP. This website is fantastic!
– Owen

Subject: Id the bug
Location: Kwa Zulu Natal
January 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Can you Please help and explain what this might be
Signature: Eugene


Dear Eugene,
This is a Weevil or Snout Beetle in the family Curculionidae, but we are not certain of the species.  Based on images posted to iSpot, it might be in the genus

Subject: what bug is this?
Location: north west england
January 18, 2017 4:21 am
hi mr bug man can you help me with what this bug is and how to get rid of them they are in my bathroom and kitchen???
Signature: thenks rebecca

Grain Weevil

Dear Rebecca,
This is a Grain Weevil and there are many species that will infest stored grains and grain products, including rice and bird seed.  We would suggest that you begin by investigating the pantry, or that bargain bag of bird seed or pet food that you are storing to find the source of the infestation.

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


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.