All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Weevil I spotted this tiny (~1/8") black weevil while photographing wildflowers at Norris Dam State Park in April 2008. It was on a Spring Beauty flower. Weevils have unusual mouthparts (mandibles) in that they are located at the end of the long, pro...
Weevil I spotted this tiny (~1/8") black weevil while photographing wildflowers at Norris Dam State Park in April 2008. It was on a Spring Beauty flower. Weevils have unusual mouthparts (mandibles) in that they are located at the end of the long, pro...
Weevil
I spotted this tiny (~1/8") black weevil while photographing wildflowers at Norris Dam State Park in April 2008. It was on a Spring Beauty flower. Weevils have unusual mouthparts (mandibles) in that they are located at the end of their proboscis, the long, protruding "nose-looking thing". These odd beetles are plant and seed eaters. One of the most infamous of this group is the Cotton Boll Weevil.

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