Great site, I’ve been able to identify all the strange, cool bugs I find on your site until this one. I live in Key Largo, Florida in a hardwood hammock. Today this guy was on the coping of the pool. He measures a little over an inch, the pictures are deceiving. It’s the first time I have seen anything like it. Thought it was a beetle but seems to be a weevil. The only weevil that even remotely looked like it is the New Zealand giraffe weevil. Not to be confused with the Madagascar giraffe weevil. I know we have a lot of exotic creatures in Florida and I don’t think this one is a native. Thanks for your help and keep up the good work!!
We are not having much luck with identifying your Weevil. We suspect it is a tropical species. We will contact Eric Eaton for assistance.
The weevil is a straight-snouted weevil in the family Brentidae. They are mostly tropical, with only a handful of species in North America north of Mexico. They are most often found under bark on logs and trees.
Update: (04/14/2008) Identified!Unknown Elongated Weevil from Key Largo
Looks like: Brentus anchorago http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/beetles/primitive_weevils.htm Found that link by searching from this name off a website in French. (at least those 4 years served for something) http://chechem.iquebec.com/Nature_insectes-fr.html Looks similar.