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Bottlebrush (or bearded weevil) Weevil (Rhinostomus barbirostris) photo: Piotr Naskrecki

The bearded weevil (Rhinostomus barbirostris) is a species with an interesting…

The Intricate Sycamore Lace Bug | Featured Creature

The Sycamore Lace Bug: this insect feeds on the underside of sycamore tree leaves

Blue Milkweed Beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus

Blue Milkweed Beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus, my favorite beetle :)

Otiorhynchus sulcatus  ... The black vine weevil feeds on many garden and landscape plants such as azalea, rhododendron, grapes and more

Black wine weevil(Otiorhynchus sulcatus) another specimen by Andre de Kessel from a specimen he found in his greenhouse in Boom, Belgium. As photogenic as these are I'll still be killing everyone I can find in my garden.

These weevils are so tiny, I always just assume I'm photographing the same species over and over. But after poring through my archives, I realized I've actually found a few different species this year, and here is yet another one, the Cambium Curculio, Conotrachelus anaglypticus. I love the sharp gold lines bordering the pronotum.   From June 2014.

I love the sharp gold lines bordering the pronotum.

Small Turquoise Beetle - Polydrusus sericeus. Michigan

Small Turquoise Beetle (Polydrusus sericeus) by Michael A.

https://flic.kr/p/5srZrn | New Zealand Giraffe Beetle (female) | Scientific classification: Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Arthropoda Class:Insecta Order:Coleoptera Superfamily:Curculionoidea Family:Brentidae Subfamily:Brentinae Genus:Lasiorhynchus Species:L. barbicornis Binomial name Lasiorhynchus barbicornis (Fabricius, 1775)  Lasiorynchus barbicornis (sometimes spelled as Lasiorhyncus barbicornis), or the New Zealand giraffe beetle, is a straight-snouted weevil of the family Brentidae, endemic…

https://flic.kr/p/5srZrn | New Zealand Giraffe Beetle (female) | Scientific classification: Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Arthropoda Class:Insecta Order:Coleoptera Superfamily:Curculionoidea Family:Brentidae Subfamily:Brentinae Genus:Lasiorhynchus Species:L. barbicornis Binomial name Lasiorhynchus barbicornis (Fabricius, 1775) Lasiorynchus barbicornis (sometimes spelled as Lasiorhyncus barbicornis), or the New Zealand giraffe beetle, is a straight-snouted weevil of the family Brentidae, endemic…

Scarlet lily beetle

Scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle, or lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii)

Vieira leschenaulti és un insecte de la família de les crisopes (Chrysopidae), pertanyent a l'ordre Neuroptera pertany (Neuroptera)

Vieira leschenaulti - a very fancy rainforest lacewing found in the Columbian…

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