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Straight-snouted Weevil

Description:

approx. 25mm - a female

Habitat:

found around house surrounded by secondary jungle at approx. 1370m asl

Notes:

Coleoptera; Brentidae; Brentinae; Arrhenodini

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3 Comments

Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

@Gaia80 as for that "fungi"... it was just debris stuck there which i removed later on.!

Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

@Gaia80 the snout of the male is different... it has a pair of mandibles.!

see here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/orionmyste...

sexual dimorphism: https://beetlesinthebush.com/2011/10/07/...

Gaia80
Gaia80 a year ago

@Richard Ong How are you able to identify it as female? I'm curious, because I don't know how to do that with bugs unless the species is displaying some form of noticable sexual dimorphism. And is it a fungi growing out of its torso!? I don't remember the fungi family-name, but it's something that takes control over some species and makes they climb towards higher ground so the spores can be distributed more effectively. As far as I know it's a species of fungi from the Amazonas jungle where I have my limited knowledge from, but I guess specific fungi have that kind of effect on species everywhere in the world. Maybe even humans ;)

Richard Ong
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Richard Ong

Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 23, 2019
Submitted on Jan 3, 2020

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