Weevil: Broad nose, short Snout

5607    Not sure what kind of bug this is but I have been bitten several times in the last few weeks. All bites swell to a great degree are extremely itchy and sting and large red rash appears at bite site expanding several inches beyond bite. was just bitten 2 days ago found this bug on carpet today. Location Surrey BC. Need to know if this is the bug biting me. Thanks. Dayna
This insect would not be responsible for any bites as it (1) is very dead, and (2) is a weevil in the subfamily Entiminae (broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils), and these all are strict vegetarians. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.