Acorn Weevil Curculio glandium

Acorn Weevil
Acorn Weevil
This wonderful Pinocchio character is an Acorn Weevil. It is native to most of Europe and found in oak trees; it is also prevalent in eastern North America. It is 4-8mm long.
Acorn Weevil
Acorn Weevil
Acorn Weevil
The female, shown, has a longer "rostrum" than the male, about the same as her body length (his is a third shorter). The larvae spend their time eating inside acorns. The weevil looks similar to the Nut Weevil, C. nucum, but subtle differences in appearance include 3 segments in the club of the antenna for the Acorn rather than 4 for the nut; the Nut Weevil is a serious pest to hazlenuts.