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Cholini sp., Large spotted weevil, Uraba, Colombia We're seeing this pattern where most weevils we see in Colombia are unusually large, compared to past experiences. Besides that, they're also quite beautiful.  Antioquia,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Uraba,Urabá,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Cholini sp., Large spotted weevil, Uraba, Colombia

We're seeing this pattern where most weevils we see in Colombia are unusually large, compared to past experiences. Besides that, they're also quite beautiful.

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  1. What a beauty! Possibly Anthonomus sp., maybe Anthonomus grandis? Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! That looks like an interesting candidate. Looking at reference images of that species, it looks to have a larger/fatter abdomen. Maybe the difference between a juvenile and an adult? The other thing I'm wondering about is the yellow stripe seen on the photo, not seeing that on reference photos. The range and other visual aspects do seem to match.

      So, a bit conflicted. Note that I'm not at all qualified for this, just sharing thoughts.
      Posted 8 months ago, modified 8 months ago
      1. The yellow stripe is an issue - I can’t think of any or find a match for any that have a yellow stripe. It sure is a stunner though. Posted 8 months ago
        1. Thank you. One day in the far future I'm hoping to let the system support partial identifications. Instead of all or nothing, we could for example identify it to the family or genus level. Posted 8 months ago
          1. Great idea, I think that would help a lot. Posted 8 months ago

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Uploaded May 15, 2018. Captured Oct 29, 2017 10:08 in Unnamed Road, Carepa, Antioquia, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm