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Black and White Weevil

Peridinetus cretaceus

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Black and White Weevil
Peridinetus cretaceus Black and White Weevil

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

A very distinctive weevil.
I am always delighted to see one.

SarotaBoy 5 years ago

Thank you, Rob.

RobThacker 5 years ago

Fantastic weevil!

SarotaBoy 5 years ago

Sorry. I changed it.

bayucca 5 years ago

But now you should take the right ID ;-)...

SarotaBoy 5 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments, Lauren and Mark, I am always surprised to see how you find all this information, bayucca. Thank you very much!

bayucca 5 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:

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Are you sure this is not a penguin? :-)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful Weevil!

bayucca 5 years ago

Curculionoidea and probably Curculionidae? Might be Cholus sp., but we all had difficutlies to get closer...
I will keep an eye on it...

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Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.98, Long: -84.06

Spotted on Jun 8, 2014
Submitted on Sep 12, 2014

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