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Eupholus weevil

Eupholus schoenherri–E. magnificus - complex

Description:

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... >

Habitat:

Spotted on vegetation along a survey transect in secondary coastal lowland mixed freshwater swamp forest/sago swamp forest.

Notes:

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.

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17 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Congratulations for your 1000 spotting!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Larry you are MUCH too kind. Thanks!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Wonderful that you could get to 1000 with the same insect as your most famous. Congratulations Scott! Great spottings, great ranger, great PN contributor!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Neil!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Congratulations Scott. 1000! Awesome!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks asergio & patty!

patty
patty 6 years ago

Beautiful and amazing insect and congratulations too =)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, Scott. You have one of the most amazing collections at PN, I love your photos and the fantastic critters you feature here. Thanks for sharing them.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks very much Chun, Antonio, Leuba, Oneng, Karen and Yasser! It has been huge fun and a great education, and time well spent!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations on your 1,000th spotting, also to your Amazing Collection !!!

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Huge milestone Scott! 1,000 spottings! Congratulations on hitting the 1K club and we all thank you for all the awesome contributions. We're lucky to have you as part of our community.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations on hitting 1,000 great spottings Scott with this beauty!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Wouw..pretty..that colour is unique..

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations on your 1,000th spotting and what a gorgeous specimen !

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 6 years ago

S Frazier,wow 1000 super spottings,congratulations on this gorgeous one,very good work you make for us,thanks for sharing such amazing creatures to the world,keep going,we are here to follow your work

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Congratulations......
For your 1,000th spotting contributed to Project Noah.

Papua, Indonesia

Lat: -1.83, Long: 138.70

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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