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Curculionidae (Snout Beetle) They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that, curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 millimetres (0.04 to 1.57 in).<br />
Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species. With so many species to classify and over 400 genera, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, and authors disagree on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes and subtribes.<br />
The word &quot;weevil&quot; has been made famous by the boll weevil, which lays its eggs and feeds inside cotton bolls, ruining the crop.<br />
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Curculionidae (Snout Beetle)

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that, curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 millimetres (0.04 to 1.57 in).
Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species. With so many species to classify and over 400 genera, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, and authors disagree on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes and subtribes.
The word "weevil" has been made famous by the boll weevil, which lays its eggs and feeds inside cotton bolls, ruining the crop.
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  1. Absolutely incredible, Iryna. I've never seen this creature before in my life. Promoted to homepage. Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. THANK YOU! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Got to love it's nose!
    Did I say nose? I meant snout of course ;)

    Posted 7 years ago
    1. THANK YOU! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Wow! This is wonderful!! Posted 7 years ago
  4. This is great! Super intro!! Posted 8 days ago

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The red palm weevil, ''Rhynchophorus ferrugineus'', is a species of snout beetle also known as the Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil. The adult beetles are relatively large, ranging between two and five centimeters long, and are usually a rusty red colour - but many colour variants exist and have often been misidentified as different species . Weevil larvae can excavate holes in the trunk of a palm trees up to a metre long, thereby weakening and eventually killing the host plant. As a result,.. more

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Uploaded Jul 17, 2011. Captured Oct 21, 2010 22:41.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/8
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 150mm