Curculio (genus)

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Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Curculio Linnaeus, 1758 - (nut and acorn weevils)

This is a large weevil genus with around 500 species which includes several pest species. The adults often have an exceptional long and slender rostrum which they use for boring holes into nuts and acrons to deposit eggs. The larvae develop inside the nuts. When mature, they leave the nut and pupate in the soil.

Type species: Curculio nucum

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: