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This hard-shelled beetle tunnels into the crown of Aloe plants where it lays its eggs.

The resulting larva eat out the stem causing the plant to rot and often collapse completely. The weevil is 2cm long from snout tip to tail.

 

Thanks to Parée 'pareeerica' @: www.flickr.com/photos/8078381@N03/5388974988/in/faves-568... for Grungette texture and to Lenabem-Anna @: www.flickr.com/photos/lenabem-anna/5379796600/in/faves-56... for Texture - 83

  

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Taken on June 13, 2011