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Subject: bug
Location: southeast florida
August 27, 2013 12:27 pm
what is this long nose beetle
Signature: rick nickels

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

Hi Rick,
We wish your photos were higher quality.  This appears to be an Invasive Weevil,
Eurhinus magnificus, which is a species introduced to Florida from Central America, or then again, it might be a natural range expansion due to global warming.  We first reported on Eurhinus magnificus in 2005 and we had considerable trouble doing the research, but since then, BugGuide has gotten submissions and now reports:  “native to Mesoamerica (Mexico to Panama); recently introduced into the US: found in the US in 2002 in Broward Co., FL; now established in so. FL (Miami-Dade and Broward counties).”

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

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