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Metallic weevil

Eurhinus magnificus Gyllenhal

Description:

Adult: This insect is a robust weevil similar in body form to other Eurhinus weevils (Bondar 1948) and, like many of the other species, E. magnificus adults are brilliantly colored. The entire body is a vibrant, metallic blue-green with areas of metallic red-copper on the humeri and apex of the elytra and on the pronotum, rostrum, and legs. The mean dimensions of the adult are 5.66 mm long by 3.71 mm wide (Ulmer et al. 2007).

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14 Comments

jazz.mann
jazz.mann 2 months ago

incredible colors

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 6 years ago

Wow! Love weevils! And what a beauty it is.

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 6 years ago

What an AMAZING little guy!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Unbelievable image...superb

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Fabulous weevil. I love weevils and this one is just psychedelic... No ideas of camouflage there! Must be 'dressed up' to impress a partner!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Perfect!!

Fantastic creature and picture, EduardoAxelRecillasBautista.

Wow Eduardo,awesome ,"impossible" collours :-) congrats on another amazing spotting and thanks for sharing

Amazing shot!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

An absolutely stunning weevil. Thank you.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

This is an amazing creature! If I might make a suggestion. Please use the Habitat box to describe the actual specific location where you spotted this weevil. That is really the purpose of the Habitat box. Only you can provide that kind of specific information which gives the spotting additional scientific value. (You can read about that here http://www.projectnoah.org/faq under the question "What do I put in the fields?"). On-line published general information about a species' range of habitats can be still made accessible by adding links to the reference links part of the spotting form. Thanks!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

what a beauty.......

Extraordinary !

Huejutla, Hidalgo, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 12, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2014

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