Myrmex sp.

Ant-like Weevil

Myrmex sp., Ant-like Weevil photo






Family: Curculionidae

Subfamily: Curculioninae

Length: most are 3.5-4.5 mm


From a distance, these small weevils resemble ants, and the Latin name of the genus, Mymex, means ant.

Typically members of this genus are glossy black and clothed with lighter colored hairs. Larvae mine in plant stems.

Insects of West Virginia