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Subject: Brazilian weevil
Location: Brazil
January 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Greetings, I found this weevil in a batch of unidentified specimens collected back in the 1970’s and deposited in the North Dakota State University insect collection. I don’t even have a clue where this fits taxonomically in the weevils….any help would be greatly appreciated
Signature: Guy A. Hanley

Weevil

Dear Guy,
This Weevil looks very familiar to us, yet we have not had any luck searching the internet.  We are posting your image and perhaps one of our readers, Cesar Crash perhaps, may be able to provide some assistance.

Hello Daniel and Guy:

This is a very interesting looking weevil. Try checking out Odontopus sp.  Regards, Karl

Thanks Karl.  The images on Entomofauna Guyane look like a match to us.

A Facebook Comment from Tina:
I am thinking possibly in the genus Odontopus… A few links to other specimens in the genus that are similar, however I couldn’t find an exact match.

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/3143-gen-sp75/images/113-curculionoidae

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/3229-curculionidae-gen-sp80/images/113-curculionoidae

http://entomofauna-guyane.fr/?q=image/4777-odontopus-sp81/images/113-curculionoidae

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Brazil

6 Responses to Unknown Weevil from Brazil is Odontopus sp.

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    Looks like Conoderinae to me, but it doesn’t look like any weevil I have seen before.

    I would not be surprised if it mimics a Gasteracantha spider.

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