JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Rhinotia lineata - A belid weevil  Australia,Belidae,Curculionoidea,Fall,Geotagged,Long-nosed weevil,Rhinotia,Rhinotia lineata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

    comments (13)

  1. Could be, or at least something in that genus. There are some similar species and it's hard to tell them apart. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks christine Posted one month ago
  2. Such a cool species! Posted one month ago
    1. It has its charms Posted one month ago
  3. This is a very difficult genus to ID at species level. To me, physically, it doesn't seem to match R. hemisticta sightings that I can see in iNaturalist. Perhaps best to leave at genus level? Posted one month ago
    1. I checked prior

      https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=845196

      to me very similar
      Posted one month ago
      1. When you get to this sort of level of discussion on iNaturalist or here on JD - when it comes down to tiny black dots and their placement - it's time for me to step back! 'R. anguinea can't be, because has no lateroventral black dots except on epimeron'. I'm happy to be in the hands of the professional entomologists. Posted one month ago
        1. Thanks again Ruth Posted one month ago
      2. Hi Niel, just lost an answer due to my PC crashing and got to hit the sack now (3:30 am).
        Ruth is right though: The colour pattern on your beetle may come close(-ish) to hemisticta but structurally the beetle is completely different - R. hemi. does _not_ have the conspicuous ridges on the elytra. Have a look at the likes of lineata or cristata and maybe some others that come closer in terms of those ridges and other structural aspects.
        There is a great book by Zimmerman, titled Australian Weevils, that is largely available as 'preview' on Google Books. It has a comprehensive key to the Genus and probably other closely related Belini. Use that as a starting point! I may join that effort later, but now it's lights out ...
        Posted one month ago
        1. Using the key in Zimmerman (1994) this should boil down to R. lineata, due to the carina on the elytra, ventral tooth on the profemora (just seen on the right side of the beetle) and the pattern of setose maculae.

          Zimmerman, E.C. (1994) Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Volume I – Anthribidae to Attelabidae.
          CSIRO, Australia, xxxii + 741 pp.
          Posted one month ago
        2. Thanks for responding Arp Posted one month ago
  4. VERY cool! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Lisa Posted one month ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

Rhinotia lineata is a weevil in the family Belidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
View Calbost Niel's profile

By Calbost Niel

Attribution
Uploaded May 11, 2021. Captured May 11, 2021 15:20 in 200W-201W Great Western Hwy, Hazelbrook NSW 2779, Australia.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm