short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil

short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil

6025  I have found a few of these inside my home and outside as well. What is it? They have just come out in may. I have a dog so he may be bringing them inside.  Thank you!  Vanessa

This is a short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae), but the image is not clear enough for a more specific identification. The adults basically are nuisance pests that cause no serious harm, but their larvae can be serious pests – see http://tinyurl.com/monvaej for detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.