Obscure root weevil
Sciopithes obscurus

The behavior of this weevil tends to vary from other root weevils such as black vine root weevil. The adult sometimes remains in the foliage rather than climbing down the plant trunk to hide during the day. This weevil lays its eggs inside a folded edge of the leaf. Females can lay eight eggs/day, roughly equivalent to a black vine weevil, and the average cumulative production was just under 100 eggs/weevil in a lab study conducted by Tanigoshi et al. in 1999.