Acorn Weevil ( Curculio glandium) Cavenham Heath NR

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Description
Length 4 to 8 mm. The most striking feature of the acorn weevil is its elongated snout, known as a ‘rostrum’, which is longer in females than males. Adults have a brownish and patterned body. Wevils in this genus can be hard to tell apart. C. glandium has 3 segments in the bulbous end of its antennae whereas C. nucum has 4 segments.
Habitat
Lives in Oak trees.
When to see it
Peaking in summer and autumn.
Life History
The female uses the long rostrum (snout) to bore into the centre of an acorn to lay her egg. The larva feeds within the acorn and eventually bores its way out. The larvae are short, and cylindrical in shape, and move by means of ridges on the underside of the body.
UK Status
Relatively common, particularly in the south of Britain…. Naturespot

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