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Leaf twisting weevil

Apoderus tranquebaricus

Description:

The adult beetle twists the leaves into knots for the earlier stages of the insect.

Notes:

Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Attelabidae: Apoderinae: Apoderini

2 Species ID Suggestions

Leaf-rolling Weevils
Family Attelabidae Attelabidae
Leaf-rolling Weevil
Parapoderus submarginatus Attelabidae (leaf-rolling weevils)


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16 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Many thanks for the suggestion Johan, im not convinced it's Parapoderus submarginatus but i agree with Genus Parapoderus.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra and Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Amazing...I love its elongated head. great shots

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fantastic macro!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

thank you Scott, Anne and sergio for your lovely comments !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Beautiful.

Fantastic beetle!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Out of this world!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

gracias harsuame..!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fascinante bello color

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

thanks Argy...!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

What a fantastic looking beetle. Good spotting Nuwan.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

thank you Alice ..!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

thank you Jolly!
@Ignacio Gamboa thank you for the ID!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

very nice spotting

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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