Subject: what’s this bug?!
Geographic location of the bug: Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
Time: 10:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found this bug in the heliconia on our farm above Turrialba. It was early in the morning in June. The children would love to learn what it is and why it has hooks on its feet.
How you want your letter signed: Holden
This is a beetle known as a Weevil. Based on Nature Closeups, it seems to be Cholus costaricensis, and searching that name led us to iNaturalist.