Weevil? Hmmm. Yuck, you might be thinking?!
Well, how about this little creature? Meet the spectacular Schoenherr’s blue, a shiny, multi-colored weevil found in New Guinea:
Udo Schmidt from Deutschland, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
We told you it was a beaut!
New Guinea is a large island located off the north coast of Australia:
By Rei-artur CC BY-SA 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
A few weevil facts!
- Weevils are a very large group of beetles. There are over 80,000 species of true weevils belonging to the Curculionidae family.
- Weevils have long snouts.
- Weevils are herbivores that feed on plant matter.
- Weevils can sometimes be a pest. Some species like to munch on our crops. Some weevils raid the flour or rice in our pantry.
Color your own Schoenherr’s blue!
Go on a fact-finding mission! Do some research about weevils. Are there any weevil species where you live? Create a poster to go with your Schoenherr’s blue coloring page. Share with family, friends, and classmates!