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Broad-nosed weevil

Leptopius areolatus

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oxyjack 11 years ago
Broad-nosed weevil
Leptopius areolatus

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oxyjack 11 years ago

You're welcome! I had the hardest time finding it at first because I was so focused on its unusual color. It's a gorgeous weevil!

RachaelB 11 years ago

Thanks for the ID. I think you're right about the dirt - I was also under the impression it had pink/red colouring on it but the red dirt makes more sense.

oxyjack 11 years ago

I was thrown off at first by the pinkish color on the weevil, which I now suspect is just red dust from the soil that got on it. I found the exact weevil in a published reference of Australian weevils: Zimmerman, E.C. Australian Weevils (Volume 5). 1991 pages 388-389

EmilieBalcar 11 years ago

great bug, it

oxyjack 11 years ago

Gorgeous. It's particularly stunning against the red earth background!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

This is definitely the weevil season!!!

KarenL 11 years ago

Very interesting critter!

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Northern Territory, Australia

Spotted on Jun 13, 2008
Submitted on Dec 23, 2011

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