Subject: Prehistoric Snout Creature
Location: Guapimirim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 2, 2014 9:23 am
During our recent visit to the Atlantic Rainforests of Brazil we encountered many strange visitors in our poussada near the Serra dos Orgaos National Park in Teresopolis.
This particular one was allso known by our host Leandro, though not by name …
Roughly about 5 cm size. Not very agile and completely silent.
This beetle is classified as a Weevil, and it looks very similar to a Tropical Weevil, Brentus anchorago, sometimes found in southern Florida that we have posted several times to our site. According to BugGuide, it is: “widespread in neotropics: Mexico, West Indies, South America. In North America, found only in southernmost Florida.” There is a photo of Brentus anchorago on our sister site from Brazil, Insetologia.