Plants like sunflowers, cocklebur, and ragweed are attractive to Cocklebur Weevils. Each long red and black weevil has a black oval-shaped spot on the middle of its pronotum and several black dots on the wing coverings. The amount of black on the lower half of the wing coverings varies with some individuals showing a large blob, while others look like they were dipped in black ink. All have the trademark 'snout' or 'nose' on the face that is common with most weevils. This type of beetle uses that long rostrum to chew into plants. Their feeding habit leaves plant stems with dry patches, but they seem insignificant to plant health when only a few are present. Cocklebur Weevils prefer to remain unseen and hide in curled leaves and behind stems and flowers when they perceive they are being watched.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Cocklebur Weevil may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Cocklebur Weevil. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.