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The following weevils were photographed in the Metro-Detroit area, unless otherwise noted. I have identified them by their scientific names, if known. If you know the name of any unidentified weevils, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographs are sorted so that most recent photos are at the top of the page.
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My backyard. June 10, 2017.
Photographed on orchid and woodburned cypress knee.
Unknown Species of Weevil #2
Holly, MI. August 22, 2015.
Unknown Species of Weevil #1
One can always distinguish a weevil from other bugs by its unusual proboscis. It looks somewhat like an anteater. It's body (not including the proboscis) was only about 1/4" long, so it was quite tiny. I photographed this one on June 15, 2007. In case you were wondering, there are wings beneath the hard shelled exterior. It tried to fly away a couple times, but bumped into the surroundings and had to stick around for some more photographs. Also notice that in the first photo with the yellow coriopsis flower, it is on its back---that's because it was playing dead for about a minute!
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