Tropical Weevil: Brentus anchorago

Looked like a walkingstick with antlers!
Location: Marathon, Florida (Florida Keys)
December 8, 2011 1:45 pm
While in the sideyard in Mid-May, I spotted this strange creature on a wooden fence. I hurried for the camera and took two photos before it crawled away. I have never seen one like it before or since that day. My research has turned up nothing similar either.
Signature: Gail

Tropical Weevil

Hi Gail,
The last time we received an image of this Tropical Weevil,
Brentus anchorago, the photograph was taken in Costa Rica.  It is, according to BugGuide:  “widespread in neotropics: Mexico, West Indies, South America. In North America, found only in southernmost Florida.” 

3 thoughts on “Tropical Weevil: Brentus anchorago”

  1. I have found this insect in my signature Gumbo Limbo here in Marathon. They are living inside the bark and have made massive nests. I have multiple photos and video if needed. Looks to be eating the Gumbo Limbo.


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