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Weevil on wild cotton - Anthonomus grandis - male

Weevil on wild cotton - Anthonomus grandis - Male
Montosa Cny, St Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 27, 2008
Size: 3-4mm

Moved from Boll Weevil.

Moved from Anthonomus.

Anthonomus cf. grandis

I found only
one size info on the Net: 'Adults are small, (ca 12mm)...' here: but the weevils that I found are much smaller than that, even the females. Of course, they were living on the smaller fruits of WILD cotton.
Ok, now this one: says they are 6mm which fits...


"cf" means "compare" or "consult," in other words the ID is not certain. It seems safe to say the ID is correct, though; here is one I found in a domestic cotton plant that looks a lot like yours:

Amazing that BugGuide had no images of the country's most famous weevil until you posted yours!

but there were plenty on the internet. Thanks!

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