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Aug 16, 2012 8:11 PM

Weevil Photo to be ID'd please

Hi there,

 

This weevil was found on a moth trapping evening in a wooded glade which consists of mature oaks, field maples, willows, wild services trees, hazel, hawthorn and blackthorne located in the South East of England. The soil is clay with wild flowers sedges and flowers scattered about. The date was Saturday 11th August 2012.

 

Here is the weevil... before it flew away

 

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Any suggestions as to ID would be greatfully recieved

 

- John

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    Aug 16, 2012 9:39 PM (in response to Gio)
    Re: Weevil Photo to be ID'd please

    Hi John

    A lovely pic of a nut or acorn weevil. Order: Coleoptera; Family: Curculionidae. females use the long snout to make holes in hazel nuts or acorns to lay their eggs inside. Examples are Curculio Nucum who lay in hazelnuts. Your weevil might be this type. There are 45 or so different types. Have a look at this thread or others may be able to pinpoint the exact type for you.

     

    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/thread/6877

     

    BW

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    Aug 18, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to Gio)
    Re: Weevil Photo to be ID'd please

    It is a Curculio sp. I am not completely familiar with exactly which species you have in Britain, so I stop there (but my guess is C. nucum).

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