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Large black snout beetle, Masoala NP, Madagascar Found on a fungi-covered fallen tree in Masoala NP, Madagascar. I don't recall the exact size, but it was fairly large for a snout beetle, maybe 2-3 cm (1 inch). It is overall black, with clear white stripes across the length of the body, along with some white speckles. Legs are white with black tips. Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Spring,Tophoderes frenatu,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Large black snout beetle, Masoala NP, Madagascar

Found on a fungi-covered fallen tree in Masoala NP, Madagascar. I don't recall the exact size, but it was fairly large for a snout beetle, maybe 2-3 cm (1 inch). It is overall black, with clear white stripes across the length of the body, along with some white speckles. Legs are white with black tips.

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    1. I have this view...

      Tophoderes frenatu on tree, Masoala NP, Madagascar  Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Spring,Tophoderes frenatu,World

      ...and I think that confirms your identification. That is excellent, I had little hope for this one. Thanks as always!
      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    2. And I learned that they are part of a family called "Fungus weevils". That makes me wonder if this one is perhaps also part of that group:

      Huge snout beetle (?), Masoala, Madagascar Oh how I would love to know what this is. It looks like a well-camouflaged snout beetle to me. Its size is remarkable if this is the case, I estimate it at about 8 cm (3"). Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Spring,World
      Posted 4 years ago
  1. Nice shot! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 4 years ago

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Tophoderes frenatu is a fungus weevil in the Tophoderes genus.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 9, 2016. Captured Oct 4, 2015 10:33 in Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/7.1
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm