Apple Twig Cutter Weevil Rhynchites caeruleus/ Involvulus caeruleus/ Involvulus icosandriae

Apple Twig Cutter Weevil
Apple Twig Cutter Weevil
Apple Twig Cutter Weevil
This pretty metallic blue weevil is a twig-cutting weevil known as the Apple Twig Cutter and by several taxonomic names. The rhynchitidae metallic weevils do not have "elbowed" antennae like many other leaf weevils. The adult weevil is about in May and June and can be a pest of apple, pear, plum and other fruit crops of the rose family. The female bites into a twig to lay each egg then bites through the twig above the egg so the larva develops in the broken off wood.