Nettle weevil

Nettle weevil

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nettle weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus), artwork. This species of beetle has a outer layer of green scales which gives it a metallic sheen. The larvae feed on the roots and rhizomes of stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) and the adults are found on the plants from May-July.

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