| Lixus vilis (Rossi, 1790)|
Main synonym = Curculio vilis Rossi, 1790
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae |
| English name not known Maltese name not known|
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An easy weevil to identify from its bright red-carmine colour, often with few white dots and yellow marking on the side. Dead specimens, such as herbarium collections, will turn almost black. Length 8-13 mm. Larva feeds on Erodium species. Distribution: central and southern Europe, Middle East, North Africa. Not very common in Malta.
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