Broad-nosed Weevil
Broad-nosed Weevil
Face with Horns
Broad-nosed Weevil (Cubicorhynchus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: True Weevil (Curculionoidea: Curculionidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Broad-nosed Weevil (Cubicorhynchus sp)
This Photo:     Hairy Back

Thank you Boris Büche 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)."
~14mm long, covered in short, down-curved, hairs. Notice the unusual little horns on it's face.

Copyright © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Oct-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.