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A click beetle was walking around and there is a weevil on top of it.

Any idea why? I would also like to know the exact species of these insects.

a weevil on a click beetle !

Time: 18:50, place: Netherlands / Noord-Hollands / Overveen / the Amsterdamse waterleiding duinen / it's in the dunes near forest and grasslands near the dunes

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  • $\begingroup$ Where and when was the picture taken? $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jun 19 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ That's probably a small male mating with a big female. Like in this photo: naturepl.com/… $\endgroup$ – personjerry Jun 19 at 13:39
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    $\begingroup$ @personjerry No, they are completely different species from different families; Curculionidae and Elateridae it seems. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jun 19 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ Just to be clear; for species-ID questions we consider them off-topic (Too broad) if they do not contain time and location (and preferably the environment and circumstances for the observation). $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Jun 19 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ Time: 18:50, place: Netherlands / Noord-Hollands / Overveen / the Amsterdamse waterleiding duinen / it's in the dunes near forest and grasslands near the dunes. Thanks for the family names! I just really wonder why the click beetle was giving a "beetle ride" to the weevil. I thought that maybe the weevil was sucking out the beetle, but weevils only suck on trees right? $\endgroup$ – Mr. Jansen Jun 19 at 15:30

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