Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Brentidae (Straight-Snouted Weevils)

Sometimes Brentids are called Pear-shaped Weevils, Primitive Weevils, and New York Weevils. They are mostly a tropical beetle. A few, which are seed feeders, have been imported as biological control agents for certain invasive shrubs and weeds. There are about 150 species in the US.

The life cycles and biology of these weevils are not well known. Eggs are laid singly in holes that the females have chewed into wood. Adults are normally found on or under bark.