Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

February 18, 2013

Giraffe Weevil

Filed under: Insects — paul @ 7:03 am
Giraffe Weevil

Giraffe Weevil

The other day I noticed this giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis) marching across the freshly undercoated balustrade of our deck. This seems to be a female, about 40-50mm long; males have an even longer snout (rostrum is the term) and can reach 80mm or more.

It’s the first time that I have seen one of these near our place. Kotuku reserve near Bethells Beach has trees infested with these creatures.

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