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Insect with a definite pattern of knobby ridges on the back. The legs have some sort of flat "feet"like endings.Looks like a weevil.


Garden under a hibiscus bush.


Many were on their backs wriggling to get straight-side up and failing. I aided one with a leaf stalk whereupon it readily righted itself. I placed it on a cushion and began to photograph it. If I touched it or came too close it immediately folded its legs and played "dead". After a few minutes it came to and strode about confidently...but only as long as I did not touch it or come too close. I know about snake playing deda and a bird acting hurt...but an insect doing this. New to me.

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1 Comment

djbeier02 4 years ago

This is a type of weevil but I don't know what type

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.54, Long: 88.32

Spotted on Jun 29, 2014
Submitted on Jun 30, 2014

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