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Weevil

Family Curculionidae, Subfamily Entiminae.

Description:

A new species (for me, of course) of weevil.

Habitat:

A small patch of preserved Atlantic Forest near a big city.


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9 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 months ago

triggsturner, Tukup, Neil Ross, bayucca and maplemoth662, thank you so much for the nice words.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 months ago

Thank you Daniele for this renewed honor. I know I haven't been much active lately, but I hope to make a comeback soon, with more beauties from Brazil.

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 months ago

Congrats Sergio on your sotd.

Tukup
Tukup 2 months ago

Congratulations on the SOTD. Well done Sergio. Thanks for sharing a great shot of an interesting weevil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

That's a very pretty glitter weevil, Sergio. Nicely spotted. Congrats on your SOTD.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 months ago

It's been too long since we featured a treasure from your collection Sergio! This fantastic weevil is our Spotting of the Day:

"Wearing its best glitter to do some acrobatics! This broad-nosed weevil (family Curculionidae, subfamily Entiminae) is our Spotting of the Day. Adult weevils in this subfamily are known for their striking iridescent scales. Learn more about structural coloration in weevils in this article by entomologist and photographer Gil Wizen: https://buff.ly/2LnfeQI
Spotted in small patch of preserved Atlantic Forest, Paraná, Brazil, by Sergio Monteiro. https://buff.ly/2H2IDeS
The Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) is a South American forest known for its high biodiversity and endemism. Project Noah ranger Sergio Monteiro has created a mission entirely dedicated to weevils from the state of Paraná. Check it out: https://buff.ly/2DOiCO8 "

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bayucca
bayucca 7 months ago

Entiminae.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A photo, of a very colorful weevil....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A photo, of a very beautiful weevil....

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.56, Long: -49.24

Spotted on Apr 12, 2018
Submitted on Apr 12, 2018

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