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Lumpy weevil

Curculionidae, Heilipolis sp.




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5 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

If it's a two-man canoe, I'd love to join you. As you said, "What an adventure!"

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 months ago

Ok, that's a more reasonable idea, I guess. To go down the Amazon River on a fallen log, what an adventure, huh? Let me see, do I still have that canoe? Hmmm...

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

I can't help but think the flooding Amazon river must carry trees (with wildlife) to all points on its way to the Atlantic. Where we are on the southern border of Ecuador we are below 1000 ft altitude. The Ecuadorian headwaters of the Amazon river cross into Peru where they become the Amazon. Then it goes the rest of the way across Peru and the entire width of Brazil, all with less than 1000 feet of fall. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised but what some wildlife get an all expense paid, one-way trip, to Brazil.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 months ago

You're welcome, Tukup. Indeed, I have noticed the extraordinary similarity between Equador's and Southern Brazil's bugs.It is even more amazing if we have in mind the huge distance (and the many different environments) that separate them. One can think that, in ancient times, the Atlantic Forest was even bigger than it was when the portuguese arrived here, in 1500, and provided a corridor for the migration of those bugs. Hmmm, I can feel the gears moving in my brain...

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

Good one Sergio. Very similar to one we have on the other side of the continent in Ecuador https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13... I see they are in the same Family. Thanks for sharing.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

SC, Brazil

Lat: -26.42, Long: -49.23

Spotted on Sep 15, 2019
Submitted on Sep 15, 2019

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