Sunday, 7 September 2008

A Weevil

An interesting Weevil (family: Curculionidae) found while walking along the Emu River at Fern Glade last Friday. Notice the small processes/projections on the elytra. Total length 13.5mm


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Weevil - Unidentified

Weevil - Unidentified


4 comments:

  1. Hi Mosura
    Weevils like these big fellows are always interesting to photogrsph. Very weird the way their antennae are stuck so far forward. I have never known what the structure is called, so thanks for that.
    Loved the Platypus shots. In image 3 he is looking at you. Couldn't work out what he is doing with his tail and/or feet.
    Great to see it there, anyway.
    Denis

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  2. Hi Mosura

    You certainly see a fantastic range of wildlife. That's some weevil! The Weevil's we have here are quite destructive - are they the same over there?

    Best wishes, Adrian

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  3. Thanks Denis - umm which 'structure' are we talking about. Do you mean the big snout - that is the rostrum. The projections I was refering to are on the elytra (wing covers)

    Thanls Adrian - Yes some are but others you would not know were even there.

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  4. Thanks Mosura. Rostrum - Yes, of course. Thanks for being gentle with me. Didn't know what the wing covers were called (either). I did notice those knobs. I have never seen them on any of my local Weevils.
    Cheers
    Denis

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