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Banana Stem Weevil

Odoiporus longicollis

Description:

Length: ~1.75cm Season : Summer season Time : 09:00pm 30May2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : Adult

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

Notes:

Dead specimen

1 Species ID Suggestions

Banana stem weevil
Odoiporus longicollis Banana Stem Weevil (Odoiporus longicollis) · iNaturalist


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3 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 a month ago

Okay. So, this is one example for Sympatric speciation! :) Thank you for the clarification.

arne.roysland
arne.roysland a month ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odoiporus_...

Adults are black, but some reddish individuals also observed......

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 a month ago

arne.roysland, Thank you for the ID! Reference link shows 3 different types varying in color/pattern. Are they really different variants (of same species) or color/pattern changes acquired during it's lifetime (as part of insect life cycle).

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 30, 2021
Submitted on May 21, 2022

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