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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&#039;t notice that until back home :-/ ... Attelabidae,Cycnotrachelus,Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus

Beetle collected in Thailand by my friend Toon Keukelaar (RIP)
... bit of a shame about the hair on the nose, but I didn't notice that until back home :-/ ...

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  1. Given how most of Madagascar's wildlife has developed in isolation for a long time, how does this species relate to this one:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/1860/giraffe_weevil.html

    As a layman question: was the long neck already developed and did the ancestor spread. Or, did multiple disparate species spontaneously evolve the same feature?
    Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
    1. My guess (!) would be that a long-necked ancestor must have been isolated when Madagascar split off (or maybe arrived later - some of these _do_ actually fly), but that is solely based on the fact that there are quite a few of these long necked species in the Attelabidae ... Posted 4 months ago
      1. Possibly some answers/theory in this one (to be found)?:
        Voss, E. 1939: Bemerkenswerte interkontinentale Zusammenhänge in der Unterfamilien Rhynchitinae, Attelabinae und Apoderinae. Verhandlungen VII Internationalen Kongress der Entomolgie (Berlin, 1938), 1: 444–460.
        Posted 4 months ago
        1. Whoa, that is some obscure literature, sounds like a solid winter read! Seriously, thanks for your answer, I had no idea the feature was so common. Posted 4 months ago

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Cycnotrachelus flavotuberosus is a Leaf Rolling Beetle (fam. Attelabidae) known from India, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and China.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded May 15, 2019.