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Black Oak Acorn Weevil (Curculio rectus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Curculio
Species: rectus


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky

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Member Notes:

Negative melody On Sep 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

This insect feeds upon the acorns of the Black, White and Red Oaks, and is common in deciduous forests. It's range is the Eastern US, west to Arizona.

The female's beak is as long, or longer than her body and is almost straight, with a small hook on the end. The male's beak is shorter than it's body and is uniformly curved.

The female bores a hole in the acorn and lays an egg, sometimes more, within, closing the opening with fecal matter. The larvae feed and pupate inside.

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