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Long-nosed Weevil

Aoplocnemis rufipes


A black weevil about 10 mm long. It had a long slightly down-curved rostrum and round eyes. antennae were elbowed. The thorax and elytra had a broken white marginal line. A couple of large white specks were seen along the midline on the back. Legs were reddish-brown with thick femurs.


Spotted on tall grass


Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Aterpinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Mark. It's so easy to perpetuate these mistakes. There must be a monitoring body.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

(changed spelling of scientific name)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Good IDing - nice weevil.. :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks Cindy. I just found out what he's called. So nice to have an ID. My next one is even smaller - so many different ones out now !!

Nice shot, Leuba! I like this weevil. Hope you get an ID.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 27, 2013
Submitted on Nov 27, 2013

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