Leaf-rolling Weevil

I found many of these leaf-rolling weevils (hime-kuro-otoshibumi) today – mainly on young sweet chestnut leaves. The female beetle lays an egg on a leaf and then rolls it up to provide protection and a food source for the grub.

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Coleoptera: Attelabidae
Apoderus erythrogaster
leaf-rolling weevil = hime-kuro-otoshibumi

Location: Near Munakata Common(Google map)

2 thoughts on “Leaf-rolling Weevil

  1. wow! that is really cool. you have such great instincts for finding the most interesting insects. what’s your secret?

  2. No secret, just many many hours wandering around in the fields and forests! On the day I took these photos, I spent more than 10 hours beetle hunting!

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