It derives its name from an extended neck much like that of the common giraffe. The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, with the neck of the male typically being 2 to 3 times the length of that of the female. Most of the body is black with distinctive red elytra covering the flying wings. The total body length of the males is just under an inch (2.5 cm)
rainforest, endemic to Madagascar
I saw this on a leaf my first day in the rainforest in Madagascar.
Lat: -18.93, Long: 48.42
Spotted on Nov 11, 2005
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011
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