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Elephant Weevil

Orthorhinus cylindrirostris


This weevil was the most attractive of weevils. It was about 15 mm long and appeared to be covered with short tufted setae. The body was a pale brown with white patches. The thorax was covered with small raised black spots. On the anterior part of the pronotum were a pair of conical ochre-coloured tufts of setae.
The rostrum was thick, smooth and pointing downwards with elbowed antennae arising from near the tip. This could have been a male as the fore legs looked quite long.


Spotted on a broom tea-tree ( Leptospermum scoparium) in a national park.


This one is for Pamsai.
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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Jordi. I was so pleased to see this one after many many small, similar looking weevils.

Just noticed that you've got some good ones too. I like the palmfly pupa. I get busy putting up my spottings (so I don't forget them) that I often fail to notice other's until really late. Must do better !

JordiPrats 5 years ago

Nice spot!

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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