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Elephant weevil

Orthorhinus cylindrirostris

Description:

A medium weevil with colorful elytra bearing irregular pitting and tubercules. This one looks similar to lichens growing on nearby dead branches of Acacia.

Habitat:

Found on a small eucalyptus.

Notes:

These are polyphagus, feeding on most eucalyptus and also a pest of the grape industry

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MartinL
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MartinL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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