Common Leaf Weevil

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Phyllobius pyri

Description

All weevils have a snout (known as a 'rostrum') bearing their mouthparts. However, in some species such as this common leaf weevil the rostrum is rather short and stout.

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Other phyllobius sp., Polydrusus sp.

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The weevil family is one of the largest in the animal kingdom, with a huge number of species (there are more species of weevils in the UK than birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians combined).

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P. pyri

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