Straight-snouted Weevil
Ellura
Broad-nosed Weevil
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Broad-nosed Weevil (Cubicorhynchus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Weevil (Curculionidae)
Species: Broad-nosed Weevil (Cubicorhynchus sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Boris Bueche for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Oct-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species