i found these weevils on some trees and I used a pooter to catch them. I am keeping them as pets.
No interactions present.
Dominic had a bit of help from his dad identifying this one! But he did find it himself, and I was very pleased to see it - it's one of the less common of the metallic green weevils and not one I've ever caught myself.
The identification features include:
- blackish tip to antennae
- almost no tooth on the underside of the femora
- relatively large eyes, with a short longitudinal groove on the head between the eyes
- relatively large (about 6.5mm)
- metallic scales in straight lines on the elytra, not overlapping the grooved striae
This was from a very enjoyable field meeting with the Buckinghamshire Invertebrate Group - see:
Entomologist and biological recorder
Lat/Lng: 52.0772, -0.77571
OS grid ref: SP840427