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Chlorophanus viridis on nettle, Heeswijk, Netherlands A weevil often found on nettle (Urtica genus) which is known to be this species' host plant. In dutch we call this species "Green nettle snout weevil". Most characteristic feature of this species is obviously the beautiful light green band that spans the entire body. Chlorophanus viridis,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Netherlands,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Chlorophanus viridis on nettle, Heeswijk, Netherlands

A weevil often found on nettle (Urtica genus) which is known to be this species' host plant. In dutch we call this species "Green nettle snout weevil". Most characteristic feature of this species is obviously the beautiful light green band that spans the entire body.

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  1. Gorgeous squared! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine. Although seemingly common, can't remember coming across it before. This probably means I should go out more ;) Posted 4 months ago
  2. Amazing! I love weevils! Posted 4 months ago
    1. I do too, really like the list you're building :) Posted 4 months ago

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Chlorophanus viridis is a weevil in the Chlorophanus genus. It is 8-11mm in size, active from May to August. Along the sides of the entire body is a contrasting bright green-yellow stripe.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018. Captured May 27, 2018 15:03.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm