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Straight-snouted Weevil

Brentidae Family

Description:

Distinguished by their very long and narrow body, usually black with yellow stripes along the elytra. Usually diurnal they can be found in rotten trees. The elongated shape of their bodies is because they live in holes in trees dug by other insects

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17 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

How long is it ?

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Gracias Luis

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Excelente!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

jaja yo hubiera estado igual,

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Fue increíble poder encontrar uno de estos, para decirlo en buen tico cuando lo vi casi me orino de la emoción jaja

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Q bueno nunca he visto de estos

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Wow! We have tons of Brentidae here... Amazing. Thanks
Gracias harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Grandioso muy interesante

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Unfortunately there are almost 600 species of Brentidae in Costa Rica! Great spotting!!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Thanks Karen and OnengDyah

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cute..

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

I knew it could be not the real common name, thanks for the right name and the new info, i really had no idea about it. I'll add it to the descripcion

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

By the way, they have the elongated shape because they live in holes in trees that were dug out by other insects.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Nice spotting! The common name for these weeviloids are the "straight-snouted" weevils. The Giraffe weevils belong to the Family Attelabidae. It looks like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

Thanks VivBraznell

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

That is so cool!! Great photos Ignacio

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

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