The Many Faces of Weevils

Weevils? Yes, I know. Who would be interested in weevils? But, so many of them are just gorgeous! Since I found that very strange and interesting weevil a few days ago, I have been doing some research. Check out these weevils. (all photos were found on line. None were taken by me)

Eurhinus magnificus  This one is found from Mexico to Panama!

Acorn Weevil – (Conotrachelus posticatus)  They suck the insides of young acorns, and also lay their eggs in acorns. (many parts of the USA and Canada)

Eupholus magnificus from New Guinea

giraffe weevil   from Madagascar

Diamond weevil Chrysolopus spectabilis  (eastern Australia)

Polka Dotted Clown Weevil (Pachyrrhynchus orbifer)  Phillipines

There are just a very few of the tens of thousands of types of weevils in the world. I think I should spend one of my next lives as an entomologist. I’ve always liked bugs but living here in Panama has showed me more of the huge diversity of the insect world.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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18 Responses to The Many Faces of Weevils

  1. They sure are pretty from far away…very far away.


  2. orbizenmemo says:

    My fave is the adorable one from New Guinea with the long proboscis. Say, isn’t that one in your blog header? Nigel


  3. Thanks Kris

    I’ve seen some pretty interesting things (bugs) since I arrived but none quite as pretty as the ones you posted here.

    I think I’m still a few posts behind but I will catch up soon.



  4. If you can only apprehend one of a pair to be photographed, do you choose the lesser of two weevils?

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  5. peggyjoan42 says:

    Thanks for sharing – I love bugs. It is always great to see new bugs that I have never seen before. I was reading in my insect book – “Half of the living, moving things on this earth are insects.” I can believe that.


  6. Those are gorgeous Kris – thanks for sharing those amazing photographs of all those beautiful “bugs”. I have much catching up to do with reading your blog – I follow snippets on the email threads, but have been outgunned by work for too many months now, so much so that I haven’t had the time or the heart to update my own blog, (which I just took a quick stab at).
    Didn’t have the opportunity to visit Panama as hoped last year, and am now having second thoughts (thinking Colombia, though I know it’s not quite so easy to navigate as Panama, on the ‘moving to’ front.
    Must catch up…
    PS: glad you enjoyed your Cuba trip (much catching up on those posts to do too).
    Best wishes, Wendy


    • I noticed you have been quiet. Sorry to hear work is monopolizing all your time!
      Who knows, our paths may still cross somewhere, sometime. Colombia is on my list of countries I really want to visit, and it’s not expensive from here.
      Yes, Cuba was great! Hang in there, and get out before they work you to death!

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      • Yes, must not allow myself to be worked to death before I have the chance to retire. Just this past weekend I thought: “I just can’t take much more of this.” – with deep despair. *sigh* .


        • PS: I’m convinced our paths will cross, Kris. I shall do my very best to make it so.


        • I’m glad I retired when I did. A few more years of that and I don’t know how strong and healthy I would have been. Get out as soon as you can too, and meanwhile I hope you can slow things down a bit.
          I think chances are good that we will meet, and meanwhile thank goodness for the internet.

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  7. Susan Wiest says:

    Wow! These are awesome pics! I love looking at strange bugs too!!


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