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Brentid Weevil

Orychodes indus

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dhiren
Dhiren 6 years ago
Brentid weevil
Orychodes indus brentid weevil -- Encyclopedia Britannica


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10 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

Great series DrNamgyalT.Sherpa.
Thanks for your expert inout Boris.

Boris3
Boris3 5 months ago

Have tried to verify the ID with aid of a 1920 paper on group.
( https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Archiv-Naturg... )

Came to conclusion, this likely is an Orychodes sp., but not O. indus, which is described as having the lateral elytral striae as superficial puncture series, and the posteriour corners of head also different. The latter probably is subject to some sexual variation, the former will be not. Spot pattern is o.k. for O. indus (but alike found in many species).
O. planicollis Walker excluded by pattern, it seems.

Because the rostrum is a bit flattened and expanded terminally, and antennae inserted quite far from base of it, I assume we see a male here.

(no need to modify your ID - I am just working into this family, it is new to me, too)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks PieterColpaert, RiekoS, outsidegirl0, sunny, libutron, venusflytraop2000, Adriano, manuelariasarias77 and Harsha for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Toshimi for the like.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Reza, beaker98, Marta, IvanPancic, hernandezwolf99, Dhirendra, RobThacker, njumer, MahabaleshwaraB, Nuwan and Aden for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks stho002 and EmilieChich for the comments and the lead.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Dhirendra for the suggestion, comment and the like.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 6 years ago

Great macros again, Doc!
Might be Orychodes indus; check this out:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/medi...

Dhiren
Dhiren 6 years ago

Lovely snap :)

stho002
stho002 6 years ago

Brentidae

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jun 15, 2014

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