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Hypera rumicis - Pupa and teneral beetle Te get a better look, I removed a pupa from its &quot;cage&quot; (cocoon) - very tough material! ...<br />
Normally pupa and teneral beetle will remain in the cocoon for protection<br />
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Hypera rumicis - Pupa and teneral beetle

Te get a better look, I removed a pupa from its "cage" (cocoon) - very tough material! ...
Normally pupa and teneral beetle will remain in the cocoon for protection

Hypera rumicis - Teneral beetle still in cocoon Normally the beetle's eclosure from the pupal skin all happens inside the cocoon so that the teneral beetle remains protected while hardening. Only after it is fully ready it will (be able to) chew through the tough cocoon and walk away into the world.  Cocoon,Curculionidae,Hypera,Hypera rumicis,Hyperinae,Teneral,rumicis

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Hypera rumicis is a species of true weevil in the family of beetles known as Curculionidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Dec 24, 2018.