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)