Winsome Weevil – Watercolor

weevil watercolor sketch

I know weevils can be troublesome. They eat plants and can even infest homes…but that snout…it’s so darn cute!

Side view rhubarb weevil
Top view rhubarb weevil

This rhubarb weevil (Lixus concavus) appears to be yellow, however that’s just a powdery coat which can be rubbed off. Underneath is a brown beetle. From the picture, it seems as if it has bored a hole into the stem where it will lay an egg.

I encountered this one on a nearby bike trail. I just love that snout!

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