Emphyastes fucicola

Weevil Beetle

Emphyastes fucicola

Order: 

Coleoptera

Family: 

Curculionidae

E. fucicola is the larger of the weevil beetles that occupy kelp wrack on the sandy beach. Their size range is around 7.5mm to 8.5mm. These golden beetles are not commonly found due to a sporadic distribution on Sands Beach. The diets are not very well known besides being potential scavengers and herbivores on kelp. Not many predators can consume this beetle besides birds.