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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 10 days ago, modified 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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.