Tiny Black Ladybird
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||True Weevil (Curculionidae)|
|Species:||Fin-faced Weevil (Acantholophus planicollis)|
Thank you Mark Hura for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Notice the butterfly shaped shield on it's face, creating fins that cover the eyes.
The only specimen we found was dead unfortunately.
Mark said "Your specimen closely matches Waterhouse's (1854) description. He mentions features such as the tubercles and granules as well as the colouring being somewhat variable, but the diagnostic features of your specimen fits with his description."