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:COL01493
ITIS TSN#:114666

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Henry Cowell Redwoods SP, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP, 101 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton
County:Santa Cruz County
ECI Site#:CASP111001
Park/Forest:Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

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
Scott Peden

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#114666


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