Curculionoidea immatures

Tools to distinguish little fluid-filled sacks

Welcome to Curculionoidea immatures

Weevil larvae are commonly intercepted at U.S. ports of entry and are usually challenging to identify, even to subfamily. This is an attempt to make identification of weevil larvae just a little easier.  The taxa included are those commonly intercepted by USDA (APHIS) and sent for identification to Dr. Lourdes Chamorro [(Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)] at the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. The USNM also has one of the best collections of immature Coleoptera in the World and specimens from this collection have also been photographed and included here.  If you are interested in providing content, please request access through this website.


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith