Length: about 2.0-6.5 mm
Most members of the subfamily Rhynchitinae are pest of fruits and flower buds. The exceptions are in the genus Eugnamptus, beetles that are hardwood leaf miners.
Plants attacked by members of this subfamily include Composites, Roses and various fruit trees, and Oaks.
Traits of the subfamily Rhynchitinae include bristly hairs, and a rostrum (snout) that is longer than the head.
Other members of the family Attelabidae are leaf-rollers. The female weevil lays an egg on a leaf, then cuts and rolls a leaf-piece into a barrel shaped case. The larvae feed on the leaf, while the structure also provides protection.
Beetles in this family are termed primitive weevils, in part because their antennae are straight rather than with a sharp bend in them.
A note about our maps
Note: This page is both the Eugnamptus angustatus page, and the family page for Attelabidae. The map applies to the species Eugnamptus angustatus.
Insects of West Virginia