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Black Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Date

July 7, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

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Discovered inside my house; my best guess is that it hitched a ride inside on one of the houseplants I had taken outside to water thoroughly?!?

As I had been reading about Larinus turbinatus and L. carlinae, my first thought was to cut thistle on which to photograph it...yea, I know, it doesn't really make sense.

To my surprise, it consumed a small bit of thistle leaf and has spent the entire day on the small 'sprig.'

By the following a.m. the weevil had eaten most of the thistle leaf.

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