Archarrius pyrrhoceras

Archarrius pyrrhoceras

Archarrius pyrrhoceras is a tiny (1.6-2.4mm) weevil living on oak trees. The female bores into the common globular galls on oak caused by Cynips quercusfolii to deposit an egg. The mature larva will leave the gall in fall and pupate in the ground.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCurculionidae
GenusArcharrius pyrrhoceras
SpeciesArcharrius pyrrhoceras
Photographed in
Netherlands