Chevron Weevil
Left Horn (front)
Ellura
Chevron Weevil
Ventral
 
                      
Chevron Weevil (Ophryota cf squamibunda)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: True Weevil (Curculionoidea: Curculionidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Chevron Weevil (Ophryota cf squamibunda)
This Photo:     🔍Posterior🔎

Thank you Dr Samuel Brown for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long. It's difficult to be sure of species as the other Ophryota species (O. hystricosa & O. rapax, O. subangulata) are not well known. We are confident it's not O. nodosa.
Samuel thought it a reasonable id.

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Feb-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.