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The San Dieguito River Park
18372 Sycamore Creek Rd.
Escondido, CA 92025
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Tule Billbug, Sphenophorus aequalis

Tule Billbugs are actually a type of weevil. They breed in tules and cattails along the San Dieguito River. Many tropical weevils are large and spectacularly colored, but most North American species are small and fairly inconspicuous. The bold black and white pattern and fairly large size (up to 18 mm) makes the Tule Billbug a fairly impressive weevil!

Text and Photo by Robyn Waayers. Robyn has been a resident of San Diego County since 1977, and is a biology instructor at Palomar, Miramar and Southwestern Colleges, and is also a freelance nature photographer. Contact information: rwaayers@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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