New Chinese leaf-roller weevil does not know how to roll leaves

»»New Chinese leaf-roller weevil does not know how to roll leaves

New beetle species and genus from China was reared from legumes. Observed to eat the seeds, it belongs to a tribe, whose members are known to roll hardwood leaves to make nests. The females deposit their eggs in them, so that once hatched, the larvae eat the rolls. This species seems to have still not developed this evolutionary ability and is considered very primitive in its group

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