Ceutorhynchus erysimi “Shepherd’s Purse Weevil” Curculionidae

Missoula, MT
June 19, 2015
Robert Niese

These adorable weevils were introduced along with the invasive weed, Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris; Brassicaceae) from Europe. They have iridescent green-blue elytra and rarely reach a size of more than 2mm. They’re my new favorite introduced species.