ELEPHANT WEEVIL FACTS
The Elephant Weevil is pest to the wine industry as it feds on grape vines. It is a brown grey weevil with a long slender snout and long forelegs. The body has thick black or brown scales. The antennae are clubbed and form an L shape with a distinct elbow. Males antennae are located much closer to the point of the snout than females. Males also have longer forelegs than females.
length 10mm to 20mm. Females are shorter than males.
The Elephant Weevil adults and larvae feed on eucalypts and a variety of other plants. They are a pest of cultivated vine crops.
The larva is a creamy white grub with a brown head and curl up to form a c-shape. The pupa starts of almost transparent and become darker brown as it develops.
found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania
|Common Name:||Elephant Weevil|