Science

A leaf-rolling weevil crafts its nest with careful folds

03 January, 2019
See how the female six-spotted leaf-rolling weevil expertly crafts a cocoon-like leaf-roll with a Rabdosia trichocarpa leaf. Filmed in Japan by Sigma1920HD, this silent time-lapse of the nidification process was reconstructed from the work of two insects over two days in June of 2012. The rolling starts around 2m30s. The nidus provides shelter and food for the insects’ egg and resulting
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