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Madame Peach

Madame Peach

Genus: Scyphophorus 

Species: Acupunctatus

Females lay their eggs in the southwestern agave plant, giving these beetles the common name 'agave weevil'. Considering that traditional tequlia is made by using agave, it wouldn't have been too far-fetched to suppose that you'd find a baby weevil (aka grub) or two in the bottled product.

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original SEM image

This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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