A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Aterpinae weevil

Methypora postica

Description:

Small weevil with an unusual rear end looking like a seed or broken twig end.
Resting posture was also 'twig like' even when provoked.
About 7mm long.

Habitat:

Found on a eucalyptus stem in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Genus unique to Australia.
https://twitter.com/invertophiles/status...
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...
Thanks Nick Monaghan

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

You aussies also have some exquisite critters in your yard...

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.29

Spotted on Oct 1, 2017
Submitted on Oct 3, 2017

Related Spottings

Thin Strawberry Weevil Long-nosed Weevil Brentid weevil Thin Strawberry  Weevil

Nearby Spottings

Nacophorini larva Lauxaniid fly Lace Lerp Jewel beetles