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                      Snout beetles, weevils (Curculionoidea) in the garden   

Snout beetles, weevils (Curculionoidea)  have the name from the extended snout. The antennae are often bent. They are herbivores and can be harmful. The main family is the family Curculionidae.
Other families are: Apionidae, Attelabidae, Urodontidae, Anthribidae and Nemonychidae. 

Family Curculionidae.

Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae.

Ceutorhynchus alliariae. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

Ceutorhynchus alliariae. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

Ceutorhynchus alliariae. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae. Ceutorhynchus alliariae. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

The beetle sitting here on a Garlic mustard. They feed on the leaves. The larvae develop inside the stems.
In America, Garlic mustard is an invasive plant seen and they are pleased with this beetle. They can be biological control agents for garlic mustard. See this articel.

The adult beetle overwinters in the leaf litter.

Length about 3 mm.

Photo: 24-4-2011

Mogulones asperifoliarum. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

Mogulones asperifoliarum. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

Mogulones asperifoliarum. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

Mogulones asperifoliarum. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae. Mogulones asperifoliarum. Tribe Ceutorhynchini. Subfamily Ceutorhynchinae. Family Curculionidae.

A dark brown weevil. In the middle of the elytra near the pronotum and on the side of the elytra it has white spots.
An indentification key for this group in German. 

Length 2,2 - 2,9 mm.

Photo: 24-4-2011.

Subfamily Cossoninae. 

Cossonus linearis. Subfamily Cossoninae. Family Curculionidae. 

Cossonus linearis. Subfamily Cossoninae. Family Curculionidae. 

Cossonus linearis. Subfamily Cossoninae. Family Curculionidae. 

Cossonus linearis. Subfamily Cossoninae. Family Curculionidae. 

The body is flat and elongated. The elytra are brown, the pronotum and head are black, the antennae brown. The punctuation of the elytra in straight lines. Linearis: striped elytra.
The adult beetle feeds on decaying wood.
The larva is under the bark of trees such as willow and poplar.
Length 4 - 6 mm.
Europe.

Photos 18-6-2013.

German: Gemeine Faulholzrüssler, Schlanker Faulholzrüssler; Flacher Schaufelrüssler, Schlanker Rindenrüssler.

Subfamily Curculioninae.

Strawberry blossom weevil Anthonomus rubi). Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.

Strawberry blossom weevil Anthonomus rubi). Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.   

Strawberry blossom weevil Anthonomus rubi). Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.

Strawberry blossom weevil Anthonomus rubi). Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae. Strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi). Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.

On these photos the weevil eats the pollen. But it seems to be a pest for the strawberry and raspberry plants in Europe.
Beetles eat the leaves. The females lay one egg in the bud, where the larva develops.
The beetle overwinters.
Length 2 - 3 mm.

Photos 11-8-2016.

German: Erdbeerblütensteche 

Brachonyx pineti. Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae. Brachonyx pineti. Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae. Brachonyx pineti. Tribe Anthonomini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae. Not in the garden but in the dunes about 4 km from our house.

A brown-red weevil.
They live in pines. The larvae mine in the pine needles.

The beetle overwinters. April - October.
Length 2,3 - 2,6 mm.

Photos 28-9-2016.

Tribe Curculionini.

Curculio betulae maybe Curculio rubidus

Curculio betulae maybe Curculio rubidus

Curculio betulae maybe Curculio rubidus
Curculio betulae maybe Curculio rubidus. Tribe Curculionini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.

First I thought it was an Acorn Weevil (or Acorn Borer) (Curculio glandium) or Curculio nucum). Theodoor Heijerman recognized this Curculio.
Size 4 mm.
A Borer because the female disposes one or two eggs in a fruit. First it drills a hole in the fruit. The larva eats from inside.
When the fruit falls, the  larva chews its way out. It overwinters in the ground. In  spring it pupates. 
Here it is on the flower of feverfew. It eats pollen and nectar.

 

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Nut weevil (Curculio nucum) or Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium). Tribe Curculionini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae.

Nut weevil (Curculio nucum):
The larva lives in the hazelnuts from the hazel. The beetle sucks with the snout or rostrum juices from plant parts of plants from the rose family. Europe, North America.

Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium). The larva of this weevil of course occurs in acorns.
Photos 7-9-2013.

German: Haselnussbohrer and  Eichelbohrer, Gewöhnliche Eichelbohrer. French: Balanin des noisettes and Charançon du chêne.

Tribe Rhamphini.

Tachyerges salicis synoniem Rhynchaenus salicis. Tribe Rhamphini. Onderfamilie Curculioninae. Familie Curculionidae. Tachyerges salicis synoniem Rhynchaenus salicis. Tribe Rhamphini. Onderfamilie Curculioninae. Familie Curculionidae. Tachyerges salicis synoniem Rhynchaenus salicis. Tribe Rhamphini. Subfamily Curculioninae. Family Curculionidae. Not in the garden but in the dunes about 4 km from our house.

A black weevil with on the elytra two white wavy lines of white hairs. Near the pronotum are yellowish hairs. 
The larvae are leaf miners of leaves from the willow family (Salicaceae). Poplar and willow. 
Length about 2.5 mm. 

Photos: 5-5-2014.

 

Subfamily Entiminae.

Philopedon plagiatus

Philopedon plagiatus 

Philopedon plagiatus  Philopedon plagiatus. Tribe Cneorhini. Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Family Curculionidae.

This snout beetle I often see in my garden. When you try to catch it, it prefers to fall down. 
Length: 4 - 6 mm
Sandy soils
. Oft along the coast in the dunes.
Western and Central Europe.  April, Mai, June
There are similar snout beetles like species of the family Strophosoma.

Photos April 2011  Photos below: April 2009

Grijze bolsnuittor, Grijze bolsnuitkever (Philopedon plagiatum)    Grijze bolsnuittor, Grijze bolsnuitkever (Philopedon plagiatum)    Philopedon plagiatus German: Graue Kugelrüßler     

Tribe Otiorhynchini.

Probably Clay-coloured weevil Otiorhynchus singularis but Otiorhynchus veterator is also possible.   

Probably Clay-coloured weevil Otiorhynchus singularis but Otiorhynchus veterator is also possible.

Probably Clay-coloured weevil Otiorhynchus singularis but Otiorhynchus veterator is also possible. Otiorhynchus singularis. Tribe Otiorhynchini. Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Family Curculionidae. 

Probably Clay-coloured weevil Otiorhynchus singularis but Otiorhynchus veterator is also possible.

Otiorhynchus singularis is seen as a scourge for raspberry growers. In spring it feeds on buds and shoots of raspberry, but it likes also rhododendron.
The larvae feed on the roots of bush fruit.
The larvae overwinter.
Length 7 - 8 mm
They are
distributed worldwide.

German: Braune Lappenrüssler 

Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus)    

 

Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus) 

Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus). Tribe Otiorhynchini. Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Family Curculionidae. 

Dark brown to black with red legs and antennae. They can not fly.
The plants you can find the beetle include strawberry, raspberry, rhododendron, grape, and peppermint. 
The white, legless larva feed on the roots of these plants. As they get older, they feed on the leaves ..
Length 5 to 7 mm.
Photos 4-6-2010. 

Otiorhynchus ovatus 
Otiorhynchus ovatus  Otiorhynchus ovatus  Photos 12-9-2010.

German: Erdbeerwurzelrüsselkäfer , Kleiner Schwarzer Rüsselkäfer French: Le charançon de la racine du fraisier

Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)   

Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus). Tribe Otiorhynchini. Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Family Curculionidae. 

A black weevil with light spots (light yellow hairs) on the back. 
This weevil can't run and fly. For a beetle it can be quite old. Even a few years. It feeds on leaves of different plant species.
The larvae are white and they are a pest for many plants. In my garden it is not a problem. But in flower pots, it can be a pest. Also on a plant nursery, they are not happy with black vine weevils. The larvae feed on the roots of plants like conifers, rhododendrons, strawberry plants. Also potted plants like fuchsia, Kalanchoë.
A natural pesticide by the pest is a nematode. They eat the larva from the inside.
The larva overwinters.
Length 9 to 11 mm
Native to Europe, but they are also common in North America.

German: Gefurchte Dickmaulrüssler,  Breitmaulrüssler French: L'otiorhynque de la vigne

Otiorhynchus crataegi Family Curculionidae 

 

Otiorhynchus crataegi Family Curculionidae  Otiorhynchus crataegi Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Tribe Otiorhynchini. Family Curculionidae .

An exotic species or the Netherlands. (Native: Southeast Europe, Italy) 
This weevil I found under a piece of wood. It did not look healthy, but it was alive. The antennas it kept together. An ant took a look.
The species lives in shrubs and privet, lilac and cotoneaster. The larva can be found in the roots of the bushes.

Length 5 - 6  mm.

Photos 2-4-2011.

 

Tribe Polydrusini. 
Much information about
Phyllobius. Determination tabel Phyllobius.   

Pachyrhinus lethierryi. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Pachyrhinus lethierryi. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Pachyrhinus lethierryi. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Pachyrhinus lethierryi. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Pachyrhinus lethierryi. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Rare in the Netherlands!

They have a broader head than the Polydrusus and shorter snout.
Host Plants on which they are found are conifers in the cypress family (Cupressaceae) trees as Chamaecyparis, Cupressus sempervirens, Thuja occidentalis.
Originally Italy. South of France, but it is going more and more towards the north of Europe. First sighting in the Netherlands in 2007 in New Zealand. Most likely they are distributed by the transport of food plants.
Length about 4 - 5 mm.
Photos 12-4-2014.

 

Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands! Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands! Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands! Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands!

Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands! Phyllobius pilicornis. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Exotic. Rare in the Netherlands!

When I found this weevil in 2013, Theodoor Heijerman (biologist and expert on weevils) to was studing this species. In 2015 he wrote a report together with Silvia Hellingman. (Entomological berichten 75: 110-117). I have used the information he has given.
It is an exotic species, which has been observed for the first time in 2009 in the Netherlands. Up to now they have been found in the western Netherlands. With me it feeds on field maple (Acer campestre) and elm (Ulmus), but there are more food plants. It can fly. It is notable that there is up to now only females are found.
The scales are irregularly distributed over the elytra, resulting in a mottled impression. The scales are gray, gray-brown with a coppery sheen.
Length 7 to 9 mm.
It is native to the Balkan Peninsula. But it also occurs in other adjacent countries, such as Austria and the whole of Turkey. In those areas live other semilar species.
Photos 12-5-2014, 11-5-2015. Top left: 6-6-2013. My first Phyllobius pilicornis.

Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus). Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. 

Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus). Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. 

Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus). Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. 

Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus). Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.  Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus). Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. 
In the roadside about 100 m from our house.

A difference between the species and Phyllobius Polydrusus is the location of the antennas on the head.

A green weevil. The green colour is because of the green metallic scales on a black skin.
The thighs have a distinctive tooth.
Host plants are nettles. Similar species you can find on nettles are Phyllobius virideaeris and Phyllobius roboretanus.
April - June. Length 7- 9 mm.
Europe, North Asia. 
Photos 9-4-2014.

 

Polydrusus sericeus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Polydrusus sericeus

Polydrusus sericeus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Polydrusus sericeus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Polydrusus sericeus.  Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

When they are young, they have a beautiful green colouring. It changes in  grayish green when they are old. The green colour is because of the green metallic scales on a black skin. 
You can find this species in birches. In my garden I find them in the bay shrubs near the birch. 
They feed on leaves of trees and bushes such as birch, apple, strawberry. They are no pest in my garden.
The larvae feed on roots.
Europe. In America (Green immigrant leaf weevil) since 1906 (first found in New York)

April - July
 
Polydrusus sericeus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Polydrusus cervinus, Polydrosus cervinus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Polydrusus cervinus, Polydrosus cervinus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

 

Polydrusus cervinus, Polydrosus cervinus. Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Polydrusus cervinus, Polydrosus cervinus.  Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

This species is brownish rather than green and more blotchy. It has the same length and the same bands running over the elytra as the Polydrusus sericeus. It has a preference for birch, but lives also in other shrubs. I see them on the same place in the garden as its family. But less often.
A common species in Europe.
Photos 15-5-2012.

 Polydrusus cervinus, Polydrosus cervinus.  Tribe Polydrusini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Photo 22-4-2014. This Polydrusus cervinus is browner.          

Tribe Sciaphilini.

Hairy Spider Weevil, Hairy broad-nosed weevil, Juniper Root Weevil (Barypeithes pellucidus)

Hairy Spider Weevil, Hairy broad-nosed weevil, Juniper Root Weevil (Barypeithes pellucidus)

Hairy Spider Weevil, Hairy broad-nosed weevil, Juniper Root Weevil (Barypeithes pellucidus)

Hairy Spider Weevil, Hairy broad-nosed weevil, Juniper Root Weevil (Barypeithes pellucidus) Hairy Spider Weevil, Hairy broad-nosed weevil, Juniper Root Weevil (Barypeithes pellucidus). Tribe Sciaphilini. Subfamily Broad-nosed Weevils (Entiminae). Family Curculionidae. 

Recognizable by its broad snout. It is a dark beetle. In the sun it is dark glossy brown. Erect hairs on the carapace.
It feeds on many different kinds of plants (such as the strawberry) and tree leaves. Damage, however is important.

Length 3, 4 mm
Photos: 23-5-2010

Tribe Sitonini.

Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.   

Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

This weevil walked on my arm.
It is a European beetle, which feed on several species of clovers. It is found now also in other parts of the world.
The beetle feeds on clover leaves.
The larvae eat the roots. Length: 4 - 5 mm.

There is written a lot about this pest on the internet, but nothing in Dutch. Particularly in New Zealand it is a pest.
The clover weevil was first identified in New Zealand in 1996. On this site you can read more:  http://www.ceresfarm.co.nz/clover.htm

Photo 9-8-2010 

Clover Root Curculio (Sitona hispidulus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Clover Root Curculio (Sitona hispidulus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Clover Root Curculio (Sitona hispidulus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Clover Root Curculio (Sitona hispidulus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae. Clover Root Curculio (Sitona hispidulus). Tribe Sitonini. Subfamily Entiminae. Family Curculionidae.

Harmful in Trifolium (clover) and Medicago (alfalfa) crops. So no problem for my garden. The larvae feed on the roots. The adult beetles eat the leaves. The damage is not too bad under normal growing conditions.
A difference from the other species sitona  are the long erect bristles on the elytra.
The adults overwinter in the soil or leaf litter and are active in the autumn and spring.
In spring the eggs are deposited on the soil in spring..

Length 4 - 5  mm
Eurasia (Origin) and America.

Photo 22-9-2010

Subfamily Mesoptiliinae.

   

Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae. 

Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae.  Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae. 

Larvae of magdalis mine in bark of trees. 
It would be Magdalis cerasi but from a photo it isn't certain.

About 3  mm. The squares are 2 mm.

Photos 8-6-2012.

 

   

Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae. 

Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae.  Magdalis spec. Tribe Magdalini. Subfamily Mesoptiliinae. Family Curculionidae. 

It can be magdalis ruficornis, m. barbicornis, m. flavicornis of m. fuscicornis.

This magdalis has light antennas. But there are different species with light antennas. 
After a stormy night I found it the next day on the window. It is missing two legs.

About 3  mm.

Photos 17-6-2012.

 

Subfamily Nanophyinae.

Nanophyes marmoratus. Subfamily Nanophyinae. Family Curculionidae.

Nanophyes marmoratus. Subfamily Nanophyinae. Family Curculionidae.   

Nanophyes marmoratus. Subfamily Nanophyinae. Family Curculionidae. Nanophyes marmoratus. Subfamily Nanophyinae. Family Curculionidae.

A very small weevil in purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).
They are feeding on youngest leaves and flower parts. Eggs are laid singly into the tips of flower buds. Attacked buds remain closed and often drop to the ground. In August appears a new generation of beetles. This generation hibernates in the leaf litter. The development from egg to adult snout beetle lasts a month.
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).
Nanophyes marmoratus and nymph Common Green Capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus) Photos 2008. 
Measuring 1,5-2 mm !!
Nanophyes marmoratus is widespread in Europe. But it is also common in America now. In fact I could find more information on the American sites. There it is used as a biological control agent, for in America purple loosestrife is an invasive weed. Photos June, July 2012.

Subfamily Notarinae. 

Dorytomus maybe dorytomus taeniatus. Subfamily Notarinae. Family Curculionidae.

Dorytomus maybe dorytomus taeniatus. Subfamily Notarinae. Family Curculionidae.

Dorytomus maybe dorytomus taeniatus. Subfamily Notarinae. Family Curculionidae. Not in the garden but in the dunes about 4 km from our house.

Dmaybe dorytomus taeniatus. Subfamily Notarinae. Family Curculionidae.

Here it walked on a flower of a willow. The antenna is quite far to the front of the snout. Some family members are very similar.
Length about 3- 4,5  mm

Photos 20-4-2013

 

Subfamily Scolytinae.

Hylurgus ligniperda. Subfamily Scolytinae. Family Curculionidae.  Hylurgus ligniperda. Subfamily Scolytinae. Family Curculionidae.  Hylurgus ligniperda. Subfamily Scolytinae. Family Curculionidae.  Not in the garden but in the dunes about 4 km from our house.

A cylindrical, black-brown beetle with dense yellowish or reddish hairs that are particularly noticeable on the posterior slope of the elytra and on the front of the head. You don't recognize them as a weevil. There are more beetles from other families with the same way of life, having this form.
I found some of them on a stump of a recently felled pine. They also have pines as a host. (Stressed or recently felled trees, freshly cut logs, stumps, slash and even seedlings) Larvae feed on the inner bark along the stem, roots and root collar.
They overwinter under the bark. They can fly well.
Length about 4-6 mm.
Native to Europe, North Africa. Introduced in Africa, Asia, South America, Oceania and the United States.
Photos: 10-4-2015.

 

Subfamily Rhynchaeninae. 

Beech weevil Rhynchaenus fagi / Orchestes fagi. Subfamily Rhynchaeninae. Family Curculionidae.    

Beech weevil Rhynchaenus fagi / Orchestes fagi. Subfamily Rhynchaeninae. Family Curculionidae.    

Beech weevil Rhynchaenus fagi / Orchestes fagi Subfamily Rhynchaeninae Family Curculionidae.  Beech weevil Rhynchaenus fagi / Orchestes fagi. Subfamily Rhynchaeninae. Family Curculionidae. 

They live mainly on the leaves of the beech, but also on some other leaves of deciduous trees. These leaves are eaten. On the leaf  the female lays an egg near the main vein of the leave. When larva hatches from the egg, it mines the leaf towards the outside of the leaf.
The adult beetle overwinters.
A dark snout beetle that can jump.
The tarsus is brown.
About 2,5 mm.
Photo 18-6-2011

In 2014 I saw a Beech weevil again. Photos 8-4-2014.

German: Buchenspringrüssler, Schwarzer Buchenrüssler

Oak flea weevil Rhynchaenus quercus / Orchestes quercus Subfamily Rhynchaeninae Family Curculionidae.    

 

Oak flea weevil Rhynchaenus quercus / Orchestes quercus Subfamily Rhynchaeninae Family Curculionidae.  Oak flea weevil Rhynchaenus quercus / Orchestes quercus. Subfamily Rhynchaeninae. Family Curculionidae. 

The larvae of this beetle start a mine near the main vein of the leaf of the oak. The first part goes into the vein. Then he goes toward the outside and top of the leaf. 
A small brown snout beetle that can jump.
The adult beetle overwinters. Larvae: May-June.

About 2,5 mm.

Photos 19-6-2011.

 

 Family Apionidae. 

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.   

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae. 

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.  Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae. 

A family of small snout beetles. They all have the shape of the pictured beetles. 
From a photograph, they are usually very difficult to identify. These weevils may be beetles in the subfamilies Diplapion or Aspidapion.
Perhaps Aspidapion radiolus, because they are found on mallow. These weevils are sitting on comon mallow. But the very similar Aspidapion aeneum also lives on mallow..
Length 3 - 4 mm

Photos 3-7-2010.

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.    

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.  

Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.    Apion spec. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.  

In the Netherlands, there are 5 red orange Apions, which are very similar. Apion cruentatum, Apion frumentarium, Apion haematodes,  Apion rubens, Apion rubiginosum.
They live on sorrel species (Rumex). 

On this German website you can find the differences. (thanks Arp). But my photos are not good enough to find the right species.
Length about 3 mm. (See the German site.)

Photos 25-9-2013.

Malvapion malvae. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.   

Malvapion malvae. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.   

Malvapion malvae. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.  

Malvapion malvae. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.   Malvapion malvae. Family Apionidae, synonym Brentidae.  

A dense white hairy weevil. The shields are yello-red, -brown and black near thepronotum. The pronotum and head are also black. The legs are reddish brown. They live on plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae). The larvae feed on the seeds, where they pupate. The weevils feed on the leaves.
April to September. Length 1.8 - 2.4 mm.
Paleactic, but not in Northern Europe.

Photos 26-7-2015.

Family Rhynchitidae.

Caenorhinus / Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae

Caenorhinus / Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae

Caenorhinus / Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae

Caenorhinus / Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae Caenorhinus / Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae.

Every year I see them in the garden. Especially in the pear tree. To know exactly the species, an expert must use a microscope. The differences between the various species are very small.
I let them in the trees. I am satisfied with the family name. 
Length about 3 mm


Photos: 18-4-2011, 14-5-2010

Here are some of the relatives 
Familie Rhynchitidae

Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae. Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae. Not in the garden but in the dunes about 4 km from our house.

Rhynchites spec. Family Rhynchitidae.

This weevil has the same beautiful shine as the weevil above. Only this this time it's a golden colour. The neck is hairy. It's difficult to find the right name. Maybe Rhynchites cupreus, but there are more possibilities.
Length about 4 mm. 

Photos: 1-10-2013.

 

You can find many weevil species on the German site "Kerbtier" (Cimberidae, Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae, Apionidae, Curculionidae). www.kerbtier.de

I want to thank everyone, who has helped me (waarneming.nl) to identify. In particular, Jan Cuppen en Theodoor Heijerman

Two German sites about beetles:  www.kerbtier.de  and  www.koleopterologie.de
English: Site of the Watford Coleoptera Group with a Beetle Gallery.
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