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Almost thirty species of acorn and nut weevils use the seeds of different trees to develop their young. After the female weevil lays her small packets of eggs in the developing nut, the larvae feed on the nut meat for the next month. When they done feeding, the larvae drop to the ground and burrow into the soil for one or two years until they reach the pupation stage.

Photo Courtesy of: larvalbug http://home.att.net/~larvalbugrex/weevils.html   Crenshaw, Whitney 2004. Garden Insect of North America. Princeton University Press.