Platystomos albinus

Platystomos albinus

''Platystomos albinus'' is a species of beetle in the family Anthribidae, the fungus weevils. Adults measure 7 to 10 mm . The larvae feed on decaying trees, and are associated with the fungus ''Daldinia''. It is present in deciduous forests throughout Europe and the Near East, including central southern and eastern Britain.
Platystomos albinus - Lateral Finally had a chance to shoot decent images of this beautiful weevil (sorry for the overload ;o)
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/92995/platystomos_albinus_-_dorsal-ish.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/92997/platystomos_albinus.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/92998/platystomos_albinus_-_hair_tufts.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/92999/platystomos_albinus_-_portrait.html Alerdinck,Anthribidae,Anthribinae,Anthribus albinus,Curculionoidea,Geotagged,Netherlands,Platystomos,Platystomos albinus,Weevil,nl: Grootkopsnuittor,nl: Witte boksnuitkever

Naming

The species was described by Carl Linnaeus in his ''Systema Naturae''.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyAnthribidae
GenusPlatystomos
SpeciesP. albinus
Photographed in
Netherlands