Hazelnut weevil

Hazelnut weevil

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Caption: Hazelnut weevil (Curculio nucum) standing on a hazelnut leaf. It has a long rostrum, which is an elongated part of the front portion of the head. The tip of the rostrum contains tiny chewing mouthparts that are used to bore into hazelnuts for feeding. The female also lays eggs in the holes she makes, ensuring a supply of food for the developing larvae. Weevils form the largest family of beetles (Curculionidae) worldwide, containing 40,000 known species.

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Keywords: agricultural pest, animal, curculio nucum, elongated, hazlenut weevil, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf, nature, one, rostrum, single, snout, weevil, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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