Common name: Leaf rolling weevils.

A cosmopolitan family of about 2500 described beetles with straight antennae, and whose elytra are often red. Females cuts slits in a host-leaf, deposit an egg there and the emerging larva feeds on the leaf, which then rolls around it. Coenorrhinus cribripennis is a pest of olives in Turkey.


Legalov, A.A. 2004. New data of the leaf-rolling weevils (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae) of the world fauna with description of 35 new taxons. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 4: 63-88.

Legalov, A.A. and Liu, N. 2005. New leaf-rolling weevils (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae, Attelabidae) from China. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 5: 99-132.

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