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Black and White Weevil

Peridinetus cretaceus


Curculionidae, Baridinae, Peridinetini, Peridinetus cretaceus.


Riverbank, secondary forest, Arenal volcano.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
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bayucca 8 years ago

Please, update!

bayucca 9 years ago

Second picture here:
Please, update!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Great series Anne!!

bayucca 9 years ago

Please, update, thanks!

bayucca 9 years ago

Finally, we got it!!

Curculionidae, Baridinae, Peridinetini, Peridinetus cretaceus. There are no pictures on the web besides ours on Project Noah!! Only illustrated reference would be here in #15:
Proof for the reports of Costa Rica:
Bibliography for Peridinetus cretaceus:
Categorized as "doubtful species", this applies only for the name, not for the species, name is so called temporary valid, so nice enough for Project Noah:
Catalog of Life of August 2014: Taxon still valid:
Original description by Champion:

So, a lot of information, but no picture! Only here on Project Noah!!

Another one, now with corrected scientific name:
Confirmed ID:

TaiRobinson 10 years ago

Weevils are co cool! Great find (:

Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 10 years ago

This is the other cholus - nothing like my black and white fellow. Always glad to have your opinion Bayucca, I'm far from certain in my identification.

bayucca 10 years ago

I checked Eruptus as well, but in my eyes the texture and markings are not the same. Show me the other Cholus guy, please.

Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 10 years ago

I looked at Cholus too - by coincidence I had been looking at that very page in BCA when I found this guy, having just identified another of my spottings as Cholus. But, as Bayucca says, none seems to be an exact match. The photo Chun found is certainly the same but without any reference there is no way to know if it has been identified correctly.

There are an awful lot of weevils to look at in BCA! The one I found that has very similar markings is identified as Cryptorrhynchus eruptus. But "Cryptorrhynchus" implies it has the snout tucked under and "hidden" as some weevils do and this one was not like that...

bayucca 10 years ago

Cholus costaricensis with probably correct ID:
Same ID, but most probably not correct:
not even similar to ours and the one from the link with correct ID.
Another similar one from Sergio:
I checked the whole curculionidae library of BCA, unfortunately no match at all...
Another one without ID:

bayucca 10 years ago

Chun, I have seen this as well, but I am a little bnit sceptic about Cholus, similar in colors, but if you look at the specimens here, none of is matching exactly, besides black and white:
Superstock is often not very reliable, but it could be that this one it is correct ;-)...
Thanks for your input, Chun, I have it in my favs for ID since quite a long time... Need to refresh my memory...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Looks like Chun found an ID for this spotting. Beautiful series Anne.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Probably a Cholus species as mentioned here

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Cool Series!

Saumya Wanniarachchi
Saumya Wanniarachchi 10 years ago

AWesome !!!! Looks like a cute cartoon character !

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Wow"! What a nice fellow :)

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Gorgeous Weevil!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Beautiful weevil, congrats.

Ingrid3 10 years ago

LOVE THIS FACE! what a schnoz! even for a weevil!

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 3, 2013
Submitted on Nov 7, 2013

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