Subject: Bug identification
Location: Blantyre, Malawi
January 3, 2017 2:01 am
Found this bug on my outdoor sofa today and never seen anything like it before. Can’t find it online as of yet and no one on local expat Facebook group had any suggestions.
It’s middle of summer here and rainy season so pretty hot, humid and wet.
Related bug to bottom of the garden and it seemed pretty docile. It’s about 7cm long and 4cm across abdomen.
This is a Weevil in the family Curculionidae, but we are not able to provide you with a species name. There are several similar looking individuals on the Beetles of Africa site.
Thanks very much for prompt reply. Someone replied to my Facebook post that it looked like a Lily Weevil.
Never thought I’d be that interested in a bug until I saw the weevil today. Always thought they were tiny things that got into your flour and rice.
Almost 40 and I’ve learnt something new today, thanks.
Ed. Note: There is no Damien on our staff.