Sunday, 19 May 2013

Why the long face?

A Curculio sp. of weevil sitting on low undergrowth in Kempston Wood, probably recently emerged from overwintering in the soil. As females have longer rostrums than the males, I'm guessing this is a lady weevil. There are different species specialising in laying in Hazel and Oak and I'm not sure which one this (both plants are present at the site).

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