I have no idea what this could be
Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
July 1, 2011 10:43 pm
This photo was taken at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, located on the Osa Peninsula by the resident biologist (I believe his name is Philip). He isn’t sure what it is either, so I thought this would be a good place to try to help him find out what it is. My best guess is that it’s a weevil species, but I really have no idea.
Signature: Crysta Huszai
You are correct that this is a Weevil, and it presented quite a challenge for us to get a proper identification. We believe it is a male Brentus anchorago, and we first identified it on this FlickRiver website after considerable searching. This entomology website confirmed that identification. It is also represented on BugGuide with two mounted specimens, a male and a female, and we can deduce that your individual is a male. Perhaps the nicest images are on FlickRiver.