Metallic Weevil

Common Name: Metallic Weevil

Order Name: Coleoptera

Family Name: Curculionidae

Weevils are somewhat more anthropomorphic (human-like) than other beetles. Apart from their stylized snout region, their enduring characteristics also include their large and visible eyes, exaggerated tarsal pads coupled with a deliberate gait. When scared, many weevils tuck in their legs and antennae to resemble a contorted death pose and then drop to the ground and maintain stillness and disappear in the leaf litter. Some of the tropical species are beautifully colored with metallic scales and look more like gems encrusted with jewels than beetles.