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Botany Bay weevil - Chrysolopus spectabilis Found three today and they were all smaller then usual also the most blue I have ever seen them. Australia,Chrysolopus spectabilis,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Botany Bay weevil - Chrysolopus spectabilis

Found three today and they were all smaller then usual also the most blue I have ever seen them.

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  1. Beautiful, Ernst! Posted 19 days ago
    1. Thank you,Ferdy Posted 17 days ago
  2. Great that you found three, how glorious they are - and beautifully captured here Ernst. I am jinxed where these are concerned - have only found a couple so far and both were no longer alive. Posted 18 days ago
    1. Thank you Ruth.
      I think that the last year was bad for most insects , only now after some reasonable rain things seem to be picking up again. Let’s hope it stays that way.
      Posted 17 days ago
  3. Love the wevils in S.E. Australia, there very colorful. Posted 17 days ago

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''Chrysolopus spectabilis'' is a species of weevil found in south-eastern Australia. It is up to 25 mm long, with metallic green patterns on a black background. It is a specialist, only known from 28 species of ''Acacia''. It was discovered during James Cook's first voyage, and became the first insect to be described from Australia.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Mar 10, 2020. Captured Mar 9, 2020 18:19 in Myall River Camp, 341 Mungo Brush Rd, Hawks Nest NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO800
  • 135mm