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Leaf-rolling Weevil

Homoeolabus analis (Illiger, 1794)

Superfamily Curculionoidea - Family Attelabidae - Subfamily Attelabinae


Leaf-rolling Weevil - Homoeolabus analis (Illiger, 1794)

Port O'Connor, Calhoun County, Texas
April 11, 2008 (Brush Freeman)

"They are really everywhere in POC this spring and some trees have "hundreds" of the leaf pellets under them."

Range: Throughout the eastern half of the U.S. to southeastern Canada. (Arnett et al. 2002)

In Texas, west to at least Travis County. (Quinn, 2000)

Flight Period: April to August in North Carolina. (Brimley, 1938)

March to July, (most late March to late June) in central Texas. (Quinn, 2000)

Size: Adults are approximately 6 mm in length.

Biology: Females are leaf rollers; larvae develop in leaf rolls. (Arnett et al. 2002)

Hosts: Associated with many Oak species - Quercus spp. (Arnett et al. 2002)

Primarily Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in Central Texas. (Quinn, 2000)

Similar Species: Monotypic genus. (Arnett et al. 2002)

Taxonomy: Formerly in Attelabus

Photos: leaf rolling weevil - Forestry Images

Weblink: leaf-rolling weevil - Featured Creatures, University of Florida

Management: The beetles cause no significant harm to trees. Therefore, control measures are not recommended. - U. Florida

Etymology: Homoeolabus analis (Illiger, 1794)

homeo (G). Like, resembling, alike
labi, -d, =s (G). Forceps

Biography: Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775 - 1813) - Wikipedia


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Brimley, C.S. 1938. Insects of North Carolina. North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Raleigh. 560 pp.

Pierce, W.D., 1913. Miscellaneous contributions to the knowledge of the weevils of the families Attelabidae and Brachyrhinidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 45: 365-426.

Quinn, M.A. 2000. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp. (Abstract - species list)

Vogt, G.B. 1992. Leaf-rolling weevils (Coleoptera: Attelabidae), their host plants, and associated Rhynchitid weevils in North America (Canada through the Republic of Panama): summary of a long-term field study. Pp. 392-420. In: Quintero D, & A. Aiello (editors). Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, Great Britain. 

22 Apr 2008   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information