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Quasimodo The hunchbacked habitus makes it quite hard to get decent images of this species Attelabidae,Attelabus nitens,Curculionoidea,Oak roller weevil Click/tap to enlarge

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The hunchbacked habitus makes it quite hard to get decent images of this species

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  1. Reminds me of a shorter version of the Giraffe weevil :) Posted 2 months ago
    1. Good eye Ferdy!! They're in the same family :o)

      Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus Beetle collected in Thailand by my friend Toon Keukelaar (RIP)<br />
... bit of a shame about the hair on the nose, but I didn't notice that until back home :-/ ... Attelabidae,Cycnotrachelus,Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus
      Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
      1. Wow, I had no idea that there was a second giraffe-like weevil, how cool! Posted 2 months ago
        1. Ahw, no, there are quite a few actually :o) Posted 2 months ago
    2. I was thinking the same thing! It reminds me of this one
      Male Giraffe Weevil on leaf - sideview Third and last set of photos of a wonderful spotting of this bizarre insect in Ranomafana, Madagascar. Giraffe Beetle,Madagascar,Ranomafana National Park,Trachelophorus giraffa
      Posted 2 months ago

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Attelabus nitens (Scopoli, 1763) is a attractively coloured weevil species of Coleoptera polyphagous insects belonging to Attelabidae family. The males measure about 5mm in length, but the females are larger, at around 7-8mm. The single egg is laid near the edge of a leaf, the leaf is cut and rolled up to protect the developing egg.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded May 14, 2019.