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Straight-Snouted Weevil

Nemorhinus Myrmecophaga

Description:

Long horn weevil? Bug? :)

27 Comments (1–25)

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 7 years ago

<3

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Welcome Livan..!!!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Just to give this some closure, I asked Dr. Anderson about the scientific name discrepancy. He was kind enough to looked it up when he returned to his office, this is his e-mail: "The two names are synonyms. The correct name (older) is Nemorhinus myrmecophaga!!! Bob" So I'll delete my suggestion with the name: Tychaeus nasutus in favor of Ashish's correct suggestion.

JuanC.Garcia
JuanC.Garcia 8 years ago

Wow thanks everybody for your comments and suggestions :)
Gracias Carolina :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I did not find record of Genus with Tychaeus

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Ashish, I got that Binomail ID from Dr. Robert S. Anderson (see a few comments down) I wrote to a few experts hopefully I'll here back from more to confirm. Your picture of Nemorhinus Myrmecophaga in UniFl was one of the ones I sent in my e-mail to them. I don't know who's right????

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Livan... Its Binomail ID is Nemorhinus Myrmecophaga

I did not find link with Binomial ID- Tychaeus nasutus

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

...and everyone who said "a member of Brentidae" is right. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago
Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I hope this is trusted site...
http://www.americaninsects.net/b/brentid...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

I wrote to a few expert around the world and got the following responce from Dr. Robert S. Anderson who specializes in entomology at The Canadian Museum of Nature.
"Adriana Marvaldi forwarded the message to me. Its a member of Brentidae, Tychaeus nasutus. Bob"
Doing a google image search for this gives no results, although with the right name I found some articles on it... we have to spread the word and get those other images properly IDed :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

This is a Giraffe beetle (Brentidae)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I see your points LivanEscudero.. and you're happy that bugguide is good on this?

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Here is yet another unidentified pic I found, this one shows male and female:
http://www.msn.unifi.it/upload/sub/speco...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

But it doesn't have the right kind of antennas or thorax for Brentus anchorago see here the male and female:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/199508/bgp...
This may be a mistaken ID in Flicker.
It seems closer to me to something like the New Zealand Giraffe Weevil (note the antenna shape) and that is in the Genus Lasiorynchus.
http://jamesreardon.wordpress.com/2010/0...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Love a good mystery. Well, I've looked and looked... found a couple more pics of it (not many) of this character. Everybody calls it a weevil, but no body gives a species ID. Will keep looking:
http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/Image/...
http://bioteaching.wordpress.com/2011/01...
on the second link it is the one on the top right of the pic about 1/4 down the page.
By the way Juan great picture.

Latimeria
Latimeria 8 years ago

I'm with Keith, it's a weevil in the family Brentidae. It does have an odd shape, but the "snout" is distinctive of the weevils.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

To me the over all shape and antennas (except for that long snout) look more like something in the Flower Longhorns maybe the tribe Rhagiini. But I admit I don't see anything with that weevil like snout.:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/536417/bgp...

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

By the by...lol. I realize weevils are beetles, I mean something else like a long horn or something.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Hmmm... I can find a very similar looking Brentus sp. (a weevil from Costa Rica) But I'm not happy with the overall shape, and those antennas look very unweevil to me... I wonder if these isn't a beetle that mimics that weevil??? I found another pic of it here but unfortunatly not IDed either.
http://travel.mongabay.com/colombia/imag...
This other one is the weevil, but I don't think it's a match:
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/07/01/w...

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

Que gorgojo mas hermoso, Juan!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Weevil. Something in Brentidae.

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

nice detail on your photos

JuanC.Garcia
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JuanC.Garcia

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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