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Not a bed bug, just curious. [a: weevil]

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  1. mp7ski

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Sep 22 2017 19:57:29
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    I noticed several of these bugs when I first moved into this rental and just found one on my bed, curious as to what it is exactly. I'm sure it doesn't bite but just wondering. Thanks in advance Lou!

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Sep 22 2017 20:04:49
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    I’ve seen these as well outside my house... they can get quite large!

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    Sat Sep 23 2017 19:07:31
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    That's a weevil. Looks like Otiorhynchus ovatus.
    Native to Eurasia and introduced into USA. From online site:
    Feeds on herbaceous plants (incl. strawberries) and tree seedlings in nurseries; larvae live in the soil, and feed continuously on the roots of seedlings; adults feed at night on leaves and berries.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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