glandium (the Acorn Weevil) can be found in woodland
areas where Oaks grow. The unusually large rostrum is
used to bore a hole into the wall of the developing
acorn, into which an egg is laid. The hole then heals up
as the acorn develops and the larva develops inside. When
full grown, the larva burrows out and pupate in the soil.
A small hole found in the side of any acorn, may possibly
be attributed to this interesting weevil. This is quite a
distinctive weevil to identify, the one pictured being
about 6mm in length and coloured a rich chestnut. It was
one of two found and photographed in Sherwood Forest
during early May 2006.