Dear Colleagues,


Not quite about scarabs, but can any of our northern hemisphere colleagues tell me how the female acorn weevil lays her eggs – deep into the acorn (does she have an extensible ovipositor), push them in with her mouthparts – in other words what is the function of the extremely long rostrum??


Many thanks and best wishes,




Professor Clarke Scholtz

Scarab Research Group

Department of Zoology & Entomology

University of Pretoria

Pretoria 0002 - RSA

Fax +27 12 362 5242

Phone +27 12 420 3236




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