Variable Hidden-snout Weevil
Variable Hidden-snout Weevil
Ventral, legs in
Variable Hidden-snout Weevil (Decilaus cf variegatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: True Weevil (Curculionoidea: Curculionidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Variable Hidden-snout Weevil (Decilaus cf variegatus)
This Photo:     🔍Posterior🔎

Thank you Otto Bell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long.
While it did occasionally have it's snout protruding, as soon as I turned the light on, or it saw motion, it tucked it up, so couldn't get a shot of it.
Otto said "Nice find. One of the true Decilaus, maybe D. variegatus although can't be sure."

Similar Species: White Pebble Weevil (Elaeagna squamibunda)

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Nov-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.