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Eupholus Weevil (sp) (preserved)

Eupholus Schoenherri–E. Magnificus - Complex


Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae. The genus includes some of the most colourful of the weevils. The colour may serve as a warning to predators that they are distasteful. Most species of Eupholus feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals.


The species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Hello. I wasn't aware of that instruction. Unless one has the exact coordinates of the preserved specimen it seems rather hit and miss. Spottings are referenced to location not just to country. I'll have to check on that. For captives, it is the location of the zoo, etc...I think you need to go with "Eupholus sp." only because whereas your specimen is that genus, I can't say that it belongs to that complex. Mine was ID'ed by an expert...It would be great if you could put all that information into the information fields provided (description, habitat, and/or notes). Thanks!

Rebecka Mason
Rebecka Mason 12 years ago

Hello. On the 'preserved animals' mission information, it said to add on the map where the species originates, therefore, I changed the location of the spotting to New Guinea. Also, it is one of my own collection, as with the other spottings of preserved insects.
In addition to this, I would like to note that none of the animals were harmed when they were put into the moulds. All died of natural causes and then arranged and set into the glass.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Hello. This is a Eupholus sp. weevil. It occurs in New Guinea and satellite islands (part of which falls within Indonesia). As it is a preserved specimen please change the location to where you photographed it, and please note the name of the facility housing the specimen. You can add in its actual range information in the description or notes. For a photo of a live specimen from the same genus look here:

Rebecka Mason
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Rebecka Mason


Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2012

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