Curculio glandium

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Acorn weevil
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Curculio
Species: C. glandium
Binomial name
Curculio glandium
Marsham, 1802
Curculio glandium

Curculio glandium is a species of weevil known as the acorn weevil. Its most striking feature is its elongated snout, known as a 'rostrum', which is longer in females than males. Adults have a brownish and patterned body.[1] The larvae are short, and cylindrical in shape, and move by means of ridges on the underside of the body. It reaches a length of 4 to 8 mm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary (Jan 2003): http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nbn/
  2. ^ http://www.arkive.org/acorn-weevil/curculio-glandium/