Also known as “weevils,” there are over 60,000 species in this family worldwide. They are characterized by long, down-curving snout; elbowed antennae that emerge from the sides of the snout; and fused elytra, making them flightless.
Larvae bore into seed pods and plant roots. Adults often feign death when threatened.
Adults feed on fruit and soft vegetation. Larvae feed on roots, seed pods, or other plant parts. They are considered destructive pests in agricultural areas.
Wooded areas in the Northern Highlands.