Face with Horns
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||True Weevil (Curculionidae)|
|Species:||Broad-nosed Weevil (Cubicorhynchus sp)|
|This Photo:||Hairy Back|
Thank you Boris Bueche for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought it might have been Cubicorhynchus setosus, but Boris, on Bowerbird, said "NOT setosus (setae too short). 3 similar WA species at least. Species-level ID would need male sexual characters; this weevil assumed female (slightly convex belly)."
About 14mm long, covered in short, down-curved, hairs. Notice the unusual little horns on it's face.