Hello all. I just had to share this and get some feedback. Today my wife was bitten by a weevil. In all my 20 + years of dealing with insects, this was the first weevil bite I've ever witnessed. I've handled weevils hundreds of times and never have been bitten. She was feeding our baby and yelled out to me that something was biting her. I went in to check it out and there was the little weevil on her foot. I thought perhaps she was mistaking being bitten, but when I tried to pick it off of her, it was locked on good with a bite, having the end of it's snout dug in well (the only thing holding it on). I had to flick it twice to get it off and I examined it under a magnifier. There was only a very tiny red dot where the weevil had latched on. I can only assume the weevil was quite confused or possibly threatened from being between her slipper and foot (though I've never seen a defensive weevil - they usually just roll over and play dead.) I haven't gotten a good photo yet, but I'll try again (I still have the specimen). But I found this odd. I've heard of poeple claiming to have received a bite from a "beetle with a long snout", but I've assumed they were speaking of an assassin bug type, so I've never given any serious thought to it. But this was a first for me. Has anyone else ever received a bite from a weevil or heard of this behavior elsewhere?
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