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

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

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Sep-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.