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Photo#250654
Curculionidae, hairy one - Plocamus echidna

Curculionidae, hairy one - Plocamus echidna
Plymouth Rock, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 17, 2008
Size: 3 mm
Malaise trap, wooded limestone ravine, June 17, 2008 to July 5, 2008

and they do kinda look
like an echidna, don't they?!

Moved

Plocamus echidna (LeConte, 1876)
WOW.

 
Ecology
Do you know anything about the ecology of this weevil, or its host plant?

 
I once found them clustered around
a discolored (fungus infected?) area of the trunk of a large, standing, recently dead beech tree.

 
no.
D&A says: fallen sugar maples; beech, hickory

 
You'll have to explain. Why W
You'll have to explain. Why WOW?

 
one sick, freakish baridine
that's why.

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