Weevil
( Curculionidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Adults often play dead when disturbed (by lying motionless on their back)

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Curculionidae
(Latreille, 1802)
Common Name:Weevil
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Curculionidae
Taxon Code:COL01329
ITIS TSN#:114666

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Horsethief Canyon, Horsethief Canyon, Unincorporated Santa Clara Co
County:Santa Clara County
ECI Site#:CA43000001

RECOGNITION
Body Length
1-35 mm (usually 5-15 mm)

BIOLOGY
Food
Most larvae and adults occur and feed on all parts of plants, and many species are important pests because they chew holes in fruits, nuts, and other parts of cultivated plants
Range
worldwide

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#114666


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