Eupholus schoenherri–E. magnificus - complex
Yet another specimen of these spectacularly coloured weevils of the genus Eupholus. The ID is based on the expert opinion which was used to identify the first spotting < http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/797... > The colour may serve as a warning (aposematic coloration) to predators that they are distasteful (as they may feed on leaves which contain chemicals which are toxic to other animals). Eupholus species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands. < http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20ord... >
Spotted on vegetation along a survey transect in secondary coastal lowland mixed freshwater swamp forest/sago swamp forest.
Location pin is general. Although the second spotting of this species < http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/119... > also occurred on June 14, 2012, the present spotting occurred subsequently along the survey transect. ***** This my 1,000th uploaded spotting.
Lat: -1.83, Long: 138.70
Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012
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