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Weevil

Description:

A neat little bicolored Weevil, 4 mm in length, in black and reddish brown. The last 1/4 of the abdomen is elongated, pointed and colored beige. It is covered in tiny hairs and scales. When frightened, it curls up into a ball and tucks the proboscis tight into a groove between the 1st and 2nd pair of coxae. Even the eyes disappear out of sight (see last picture). Family Curculionidae, Subfamily Cryptorhynchinae (a large subfamily characterized by the groove between the 1st and 2nd pair of coxae into which the entire proboscis fits snuggly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptorhyn...).

Habitat:

Garden lights, semi-rural area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.



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1 Comment

pamsai
pamsai 10 months ago

Oh he/she's so cute !

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 6, 2018
Submitted on Nov 22, 2018

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