Rose Weevil or
I was shocked to
glance down and see a red weevil on a wild rose in the Jordanelle Dam
I didn't know they came in red. I got two successful shots of
this destructive red demon and then it took off.
The weevil lays eggs in the flower itself and when the
larvae develop, they attack the reproductive parts of the rose.
With that long "beak" on the adult, I'm sure it wreaks its own kind of
havoc. You can read a little more about these
if you follow this
link and do a page search for "rose curculio". © Carol
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