Insect Love: European snout beetles

European snout beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Phyllobius oblongus) photographed 04/29/2012 near Sand Creek, Michigan.

After emerging from winter and their pupal cases as adults, european snout beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Phyllobius oblongus) waste no time getting to work on the next generation. In the spring they mate and feed on the foliage of sugar maples and a few other trees. By midsummer the adults die, and their young spend the rest of the season gorging themselves before winter. Although these imported pests can cause some damage, it’s usually not serious enough for concern.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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