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Broad-nosed Weevil

Hadromeropsis scintillans (Champion)

Description:

Broad-nosed weevil of approximately 7 mm in length. Covered in green and gold metallic scales that fall off when handled too roughly and as the beetle ages. Strongly developed front femora. Family Curculionidae, Subfamily Entiminae. This weevil was recently spotted again, the last 5 pictures are from 14 June 2013 in the same field. Many weevils can't or don't fly readily, this one can fly very well (last picture). I can't really see from where I find him, why he has such enlarged front femora. It doesn't seem to require such enormous musculature in the front legs.

Habitat:

Semi-urban area with fields on outskirt of San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.

Notes:

Found on the upper leaf of a bush, close to the stem. Falls and plays dead when molested. Howden Anne. T. 1982. Revision of the New World genus Hadromeropsis Pierce (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Tanymecini). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. vol. 19 (6) i–iii, 1–180.

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50 Comments (1–25)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Thank you Tyson, I still find these every once in a while from August into October.

TysonHarrison
TysonHarrison 4 years ago

This is sooooooo Cool!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Thank you Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Beautiful find!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you so much Norieth :)

NoriethAlejandra
NoriethAlejandra 6 years ago

Amazing!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Tiz :)

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Oh! This one is fantastic! Disco Weevil :D Very nice pictures Lauren!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

I found this weevil again this year and have added more pictures.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Looks like it has glitters all over! Very beautiful!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

I wish to thank everyone who made so many wonderful comments about this weevil. He and I are both very grateful. Thanks!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Very very nice!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Entiminae for your help with the identification.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Wow!

Jellyfishnebula
Jellyfishnebula 6 years ago

Cool!

Merza Z
Merza Z 6 years ago

Beautiful !

Congratulations!!!

patty
patty 6 years ago

Congratulations Lauren! The weevil is remarkably beautiful and unique; we don´t have those sort of weevil´s here and couldn´t imagine one with such colors if it wasn´t for looking at your picture. Thanks for sharing it too. Greetings

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 6 years ago

beautiful

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 6 years ago

wow nice spotting
Congratulations

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 6 years ago

Nice spotting and photos!!!

Arun
Arun 6 years ago

Great Spotting ... Cngrts LaurenZarate!!

Congratulations Lauren!

Uday
Uday 6 years ago

congratulations
great find

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations, Lauren !!! a lovely Weevil..

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.74, Long: -92.64

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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