Still showing images taken from my archives, as the weather is so cold, all the bugs are hibernating!
I thought it was about time a clanger made a re-appearance on ePZ, just hope it won’t be too long before they show their delightful little faces in the meadow again.
A weevil is any beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. They are usually small, less than 6 millimetres (0.24 in), and herbivorous. There are over 60,000 species in several families, mostly in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). Weevils are often found in dry foods including nuts and seeds, cereal and grain products. Primitive weevils are distinguished by having straight antennae, while true weevils have elbowed antennae, the elbow occurring at the end of the first antennal segment. I believe this little fella to be a true weevil, lixus paraplecticus.