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Elephant Weevil

Orthorhinus cylindrirostris

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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Christiane
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Djiru, Queensland, Australia

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

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