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Australian Weevil ID
Hi Bugman,
Just perusing your site when I came across this entry. I live
on the East Coast of Australia and found the same weevil here.
Didn’t know what it was so I sent an email to the Australian
Museum and was advised that it is Orthorhinus cylindrirostris,
or Elephant Weevil I’ve attached a copy of the one I photographed
(P.S. I realise the entry I mentioned is rather old, but perhaps
this may be a useful ID for future enquiries) Cheers
Peter Hutchins
NSW.
Australia

Hi Peter,
Thank you both for the identificaton of the three year old
mystery as well as your wonderful portrait of an Elephant
Weevil
. Your photo dramatizes the appropriateness of the common name.

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