Weevil Joy

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…

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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.
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 'weevil-trunk'!
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.
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 :)
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 πŸ™‚ 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.
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 confess…

I ❀ Weevils

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18 Replies to “Weevil Joy”

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I don’t think the ones I’ve photographed are too bad though I don’t have a perfect garden so I probably wouldn’t notice! I think the Vine Weevils are the ‘bad kind’ and these ones are more friendly πŸ™‚ They definitely don’t seem to multiply like aphids as generally I see them wandering about alone.

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