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Black and White Weevil

Peridinetus cretaceus




1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Black and White Weevil
Peridinetus cretaceus Black and White Weevil

10 Comments

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

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

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 4 years ago

Thank you, Rob.

RobThacker
RobThacker 4 years ago

Fantastic weevil!

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 4 years ago

Sorry. I changed it.

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

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

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 4 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
bayucca 4 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:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections...
Proof for the reports of Costa Rica:
http://www.crbio.cr/portalCRBio/species/...
Bibliography for Peridinetus cretaceus:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/name/...
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:
http://www.gbif.org/species/1228286
Catalog of Life of August 2014: Taxon still valid:
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/detai...
Original description by Champion:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/...

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

Another one, now with corrected scientific name:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_chaf...
Confirmed ID:
http://naturecloseups.com/posts/black-an...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

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

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Wonderful Weevil!

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Curculionoidea and probably Curculionidae? Might be Cholus sp., but we all had difficutlies to get closer...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/730...
I will keep an eye on it...

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.98, Long: -84.06

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

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