CHAOS: Complex Habitats around Our Suburbs


Nut or Grain Weevil (Probably Curculio, unknown species)

Weevils wobble but they don't fall off the lampshade.

I found this little guy wandering helplessly in circles around the top of my lamp. His long, skinny snout is a handy tool for boring into nuts and acorns. Typically, in a forest, that's fine, as there are plenty to go around. In the suburbs, on the other hand, there aren't many nuts lying about, so the weevils bore into other tasty treats, like bags of flour. So, even though they don't bite or carry deadly diseases, these little critters are considered pests. I wasn't too concerned about this one, however, as he was a fairly safe distance from my flour supply, which I keep in sealed glass canisters, anyways.

All photos by the author, unless otherwise noted.

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what up. that is pertty sexy

By pati contreras (not verified) on 21 May 2008 #permalink

Wow... you called a weevil sexy. Is it the long snout that does it for ya? I mean, if this was spam, you'd think you would have at least included a link. Maybe you really do have a thing for weevils. Cool. More power to ya!