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Pine spider weevil

Rhyephenes sp.

Description:

large weevil, 2cm, black with purple iridescence

Habitat:

temperate forest

Notes:

I spotted these 2 large weevils mating on a tree in Nahuelbuta national park. There wasn't a lot of insects around the park so I was surprised to see these two on the trunk of a tree as I hiked the park.

1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago
Pine spider weevil
Rhyephenes sp.


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3 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 months ago

Thanks thaptor and Les!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

I always love to find a weevil.

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

please don't trust species level IDs for these on web - my impression: partially false.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Bío Bío, Chile

Spotted on Mar 14, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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