Large pine weevil - habitat, Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Netherlands
Here you can see this beautiful weevil do what it's hated for most: eating bark, which may be ultimately fatal to some trees. The pest effect is likely manageable in a forest or garden. It is felt most by commercial growers of trees, whom often use phosphor to accelerate growth. Such trees are this weevil's favorite.
''Hylobius abietis'' or the large pine weevilis a beetle belonging from Curculionidae. This species is regarded as the most important pest of conifer seedlings planted after clear felling throughout Europe especially in countries which use this way of forest management. The weevils cause damage by eating the bark of seedlings thus preventing its further growth, or even killing them.