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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Acorn weevil

Curculio glandium - (family Curculionidae)

All weevils have a snout (known as a ‘rostrum') with the mouthparts at the end, and this acorn weevil has the most strongly-developed snout of all British weevils. The species spends most of its life as a white larva that hollows out the kernels of acorns. The adults are active in midsummer and are quite commonly seen at the edges of oak woodland.

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Chan's megastick

The longest recorded insect is Chan's megastick, a stick insect species from Borneo which can be up to 56.6cm long.

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