Yesterday after work, it was sunny and I decided to have a quick potter round the garden. Imagine my joy when I came upon a Weevil! Not everyone gets it so you may not be able to imagine the joy, but let me share with you some of the cuteness of the Weevils…
This is the Weevil I found yesterday. Look at his lovely furry face and whiskers. He only has a small ‘weevil-trunk’ compared with some. Doesn’t he look like a cuddly puppy? If you’re interested in this kind of thing (I am) his Latin name is Liophloeus tessulatus.
From the previous weekend, this one is a ‘Clay-Coloured Weevil’. Quite a descriptive name. In Latin it’s Otiorhynchus singularis. This guy is almost fluffy and again has a lovely whiskery face.
Weevils range in size. This is one of the HUGE ones. It’s a ‘Large Pine Weevil’ and was found (bizarrely) in my bathroom a couple of years ago. We rescued him of course (and took many photos). Look at that big ‘weevil-trunk’. He’s like a miniature (and rather strangely coloured) Elephant! His Latin name is Hylobius abietis and he measures 10-13mm.
At the other end of the spectrum are weevils like this tiny one – Euophryum confine. No common name as far as I know. According to info he would have been 2.5 to 3.6mm long. I found him a couple of years ago.
Another titchy one is this Figwort Weevil. I found him on the Buddleia in the garden and at first dismissed him as a speck of dirt, only realising when it moved that it was alive! Lovely little ‘weevil-trunk’ on this one 🙂 Latin name: Cionus scrophulariae.
One last one. Not a well-focused photo, but this tiny Weevil looks kind of wistful, and I’m quite fond of him. He is as yet unidentified
Once you start finding Weevils, it becomes a little addictive and I’m often looking out for more.
I ❤ Weevils