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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Leaf-rolling Weevil (Phymatopsinus pustulata)

Family Attelabidae
This has to be the strangest weevil I have ever seen. It was very small, maybe 3-4mm and had these strange lumps on it.
 They feed on flower buds and leaves in which they cut square windows. Females lay eggs in rolled-up leaves which then wilts or falls off the plant.
Info: Field Guide to Insects of South Africa

1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They really are odd looking. I hope we do not get them here! Have a good day Diane