Eucalypt Weevil
Lava
Ellura
Wattle Pig
 
    
Eucalypt Weevil (Gonipterus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Weevil (Curculionidae)
Species: Eucalypt Weevil (Gonipterus sp)
This Photo:     Adults

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The larva create a faecal shield to help protect from predators. They skeletonise gum leaves.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Dec-2012
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.