A few moments with a bird-turd weevil


I spent some time this evening photographing this very cool-looking weevil, Cryptorhynchus lapathi, AKA the Poplar and Willow Borer. I found it clinging to a bridge in Hastings Park looking very much like a dried bird poop.


Weevils (Curculionidae) are widely held to be the cutest beetles, and this one was no exception. Something about their snout and beady little eyes makes them adorable. That’s what I think anyhow. You be the judge.



“I don’t always bore into trees, but when I do, it is a poplar or willow”.



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