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Aug 9, 2012 1:46 AM

Tiny blackberry beetle?

Can anyone identify this tiny beetle which I found on a blackberry? It was about 1mm, maximum 2mm, in length. I am intrigued by the long spike at the front of its head.

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    Aug 9, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to Mary)
    Re: Tiny blackberry beetle?

    This is a weevil - a bit tricky to tell from the picture but my guess would be Anthonomus rubi. The 'spike' is the rostrum, an extension of the head and mouthparts which carries the jaws at its tip.  Some poeple call these 'long-nosed beetles' but beetles don't actually have noses, they use their antennae for that!

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