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Elephant Weevil

Orthorhinus cylindrirostris


The Elephant Weevil is pest to the wine industry as it feds on grape vines. It is a brown grey weevil with a long slender snout and long forelegs. The body has thick black or brown scales. The antennae are clubbed and form an L shape with a distinct elbow. Males antennae are located much closer to the point of the snout than females. Males also have longer forelegs than females.


The Elephant Weevil adults and larvae feed on eucalypts and a variety of other plants. They are a pest of cultivated vine crops.

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Djiru, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 13, 2016
Submitted on Feb 22, 2016

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