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This tiny weevil has a body length of barely 4mm. The second photo shows how it behaves like the desert lizards that alternately lifts its legs maybe to cool down its body temperature when exposed to direct sunlight or maybe a courtship display or just claiming its territorial zone.


They are commonly seen on open grasslands and during the night they are attracted to flame light and warmth.

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sweet potato weevil
Cylas formicarius Cylas formicarius (sweet potato weevil)

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Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 14, 2017
Submitted on Jun 16, 2017

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