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The Giraffe beetle...or leaf rolling beetle.

So why do you think they are called “Giraffe” Weevils?

OK maybe you can figure that out, but did you know that the males typically have necks that are 3 times longer than their female counterparts? They use them for fighting and nest building! As you would expect the strongest weevil wins the mate.

The Giraffe Weevil will use their neck to roll up a portion of a leaf on their host plant. The female will then lay a single egg inside of the newly created leaf tube before snipping the tube away from the rest of the leaf. Once the egg hatches the little larvae will have a nice vegetarian meal as they eat their rolled up nest to get some energy to start their life.

They can fly, but they are not the strongest of flyers, with small wings and heavy bodies.

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