Nutmeg or coffee weevil

( Latin: Araeocerus fasciculatus)

This beetle lacks the well-developed snout of the curculionid weevils. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and is often brought to Europe in goods. It is now found quite commonly in Britain, mainly as a pest in cocoa beans, nutmegs and coffee beans. It has on occasions caused serious trouble to coffee exporters in south-east Asia. It requires warmth and a high humidity, so in temperate regions it will die off in winter unless the infested goods are stored in well-heated places.