elephant weevil, Orthorhinus cylindrirostris  (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - 5319089

elephant weevil
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Fabricius, 1775)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Adults 10-20mm body length. Size and colour are extremely variable. The sexes are differentiated as follows: male has the antennae inserted much closer to the apex of the rostrum than the female, the forelegs of the male are much longer than in the female, the three basal tarsal segments of the fore tarsi are greatly expanded and ciliate in the male and not so in the female, the rostrum is more coarse, less clyindrical and somewhat shorter in the male than in the female; and the male is usually larger than the female; Australia: Victoria, Maryborough.
Image type: Museum
Subject Gender: Female
Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Country: Australia

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