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Long horn weevil? Bug? :)
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.
Wow thanks everybody for your comments and suggestions :) Gracias Carolina :)
I did not find record of Genus with Tychaeus
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????
Livan... Its Binomail ID is Nemorhinus MyrmecophagaI did not find link with Binomial ID- Tychaeus nasutus
...and everyone who said "a member of Brentidae" is right. :)
Here is good collection...http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/brentidae...
I hope this is trusted site...http://www.americaninsects.net/b/brentid...
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 :)
This is a Giraffe beetle (Brentidae)
I see your points LivanEscudero.. and you're happy that bugguide is good on this?
Here is yet another unidentified pic I found, this one shows male and female:http://www.msn.unifi.it/upload/sub/speco...
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...
Brentus cf. anchoragohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/primevalnat...
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.
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.
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...
By the by...lol. I realize weevils are beetles, I mean something else like a long horn or something.
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...
Que gorgojo mas hermoso, Juan!
Weevil. Something in Brentidae.
nice detail on your photos
Spotted on Jun 14, 2012 Submitted on Jun 15, 2012
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