Wednesday, January 17, 2007

And the winner is....

...Curculio Elephas


A gift from Nea's demon father when she was a child. She thought the little grub was Clio.
She had to feed Clio. And all of Clio's 45 brothers and sisters. They destroyed an already weakened stand of Spanish Chestnut trees. Nea got in BIG TROUBLE for this. Trouble from which she has never bothered to extricate herself. The entemology may be a little skewed for the botany but it's fiction. I get a little artistic licence, right?

You get two points if you know where the name Clio came from. Another two points for guessing which insect is the curculio elephas.


That's right. It was the Chestnut Weevil (sorry guys, the nose convinced me)

3 comments:

  1. Two chestnut weevils grew up in Southern Canada. One went to
    Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind
    in the groves and never amounted to much.

    The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two
    weevils.

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  2. And Bryan's back, ladies and gentlemen!

    That was a first-class groaner, by the way.

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