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Giraffe necked weevil

Trachelophorus giraffa

Description:

It derives its name from an extended neck much like that of the common giraffe. The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, with the neck of the male typically being 2 to 3 times the length of that of the female. Most of the body is black with distinctive red elytra covering the flying wings. The total body length of the males is just under an inch (2.5 cm)

Habitat:

rainforest, endemic to Madagascar

Notes:

I saw this on a leaf my first day in the rainforest in Madagascar.

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68 Comments (1–25)

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Subin.

Subin S
Subin S 7 years ago

Awesome!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Jayson!

MarshSound
MarshSound 8 years ago

Yes! This is an amazing creature! Thanks for sharing!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks eftco and Scott.

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 8 years ago

go weevils

eftco88
eftco88 8 years ago

Amazing!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks a lot moxyrobot!

moxyrobot
moxyrobot 8 years ago

Awesome! This is one of my favorite insects, and it's so cool that got a picture of one!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Carol and Yuriana!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 8 years ago

great bug, super great pic!!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Oh my gosh! Amazing!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Jonathan and Francois. That's too bad you didn't see any Francois. I was blown away to see this my first time in the forest.

FrançoisOlivier
FrançoisOlivier 8 years ago

Amazing! Spent 4 days at Andasibe, but I didn't see any weavels. Maybe it wasn't the right time of year.

Mayra, this picture inspired me to join PN. It is a super spotting.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow, wow, wow!!! Incredible!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks oxyjack!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Excelllent photo. Well done!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Rachael and I agree!

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Amazing photo, what a bizarre bug!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Kristal and Ursula!

Ursula
Ursula 9 years ago

cool bug! :)

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

Very cool.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Karen.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Amazing!

dandoucette
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Lisitra ny tanàna ny Madagasikara ara-paritàny, Madagascar

Spotted on Nov 11, 2005
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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