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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 2 months ago
    1. Thank you,Ferdy Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
  3. Love the wevils in S.E. Australia, there very colorful. Posted 2 months 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