Diaprepes Root Weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus)

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    I found this little weevil in the dunes and thought "what a beautiful weevil, everyone will be so happy to see it!". Then I looked it up and learned it's one of the worst invasive insect pests in Florida. Apparently, it loves to eat the roots of citrus trees and over 270 other species of plants. Since arriving from the Caribbean in 1964, it has spread all the way to California. Though it cannot know it, it has been branded an evil weevil.

    1. Sandra Standbridge. 33 months ago | reply

      Sure is beautiful and a fantastic photo

    2. chibitomu 33 months ago | reply

      Lovely !!
      Stunning details and great close-up shot

    3. robchopper 33 months ago | reply

      I like the hot rod paint job :) nice shot!

    4. Krasne oci 33 months ago | reply

      Pretty fellow, but not welcome in my garden. Super macro.

    5. Cassiopée2010 33 months ago | reply

      ooh ! superbe !

    6. rod244 . [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      Excellent close up, shows the colours nicely, and very informative write up - thanks for posting

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