This beetle resides in the snout and bark beetle family (Curculionidae), the most speciose family, boasting more than 60,000 species worldwide. The elbowed, clubbed antennae are unique to this group, with the first segment of the antennae usually fitting into a special groove on the side of the snout (or rostrum). Moving down to subfamily (Entiminae), the common name broad-nosed refers to their short snouts, tipped with chewing mouthparts. Larvae of the group generally live in soil and feed on roots. Adult Broad-nosed Weevils are active in spring and summer and feed on plants from a variety of families. The 14 species of Otiorhynchus in North America are all introduced from elsewhere. This one in particular is native to the western Palaearctic, from Europe to Kazakhstan.

Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 4/23/21 in Missoula, MT