Palm Weevil

This gorgeous creature is a good couple of inches long. We discovered it as it was clinging onto my fiancé’s foot on the beach of Port Cristo! I rescued it (and him) and sat it in the shade until it recovered enough to move on.

Sadly, these beautiful insects are seen as pests as their grubs destroy palm trees from the inside out. I love palm trees too, so I understand why the weevils are not popular, but I can’t help feeling the weevil has a right to life too… 

This one lived to chew another day, anyway.

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