Insect Week returns in 2022
Curculio glandium - (family Curculionidae)
All weevils have a snout (known as a ‘rostrum') with the mouthparts at the end, and this acorn weevil has the most strongly-developed snout of all British weevils. The species spends most of its life as a white larva that hollows out the kernels of acorns. The adults are active in midsummer and are quite commonly seen at the edges of oak woodland.