- Curculio nucum
Curculio nucum Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Genus: Curculio Species: C. nucum Binomial name Curculio nucum
It is the most common of all acorn-eating insects  and grows to approximately ½ in long. It has a distinctly longer and more slender snout than other weevils, which can be up to twice the length of the body and have sharp saw-like teeth at the end. The female C. nucum uses her long beak to eat out the inside of an acorn in which she will then proceed to lay her eggs.The color usually varies from light brown to dark brown. The beetle will go through three stages; egg, larva, and adult beetle. 
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