Here are some pictures of another critter from San Juan, Colon, Panama. He was found at night attracted to a porch light. What is he? He has orange “hair” around his “nose” and the underside of his “head”.
Thanks,
Lisa

Hi Lisa,
Sorry, we forgot about your letter. Yes, this is a Weevil, but we do not know the species. Sadly, there is not a comprehensive guide to Panamanian, or even Central American insects. Perhaps you should compile one.

Update (06/10/2006)
An answer to Panama Weevil of May 2
We were recently on a trip to Costa Rica and took pictures of that same bug, it was very large – something like 4 inches long. I was able to identify the weevil through Bug Nation as a Rhina oblita – Cuban Weevil. Apparently there was a Cuban stamp with this critter. You can cut and paste the following link in your browser for a look-see: www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ch2m-nitu/jpg/cuba31.jpg
Thanks.
Diane from St. Petersburg, Florida

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