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Australian Weevils



FAMILY : Belid Weevils

Long Nosed Weevil
(Rhinotia hemistictus)
Long Nosed Weevil
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FAMILY : Fungus Weevils

Coffee Bean Weevil
(Araecerus fasciculatus)
Coffee Bean Weevil
The Coffee Bean Weevil is a small dome shaped beetle that is a pest of stored food products. The beetle is mottled dark brown and lighter brown patches. It has long legs, and long antennae with three large segments on the end forming a club. The... Click to continue>

FAMILY : True Weevils

Botany Bay Weevil
(Chrysolopus spectabilis)
Botany Bay Weevil
The Botany Bay Weevil was first collected at Botany Bay during Cook's voyage of discovery in 1770 and was the first Australian insect to be scientifically described. The weevil is black with a pattern of iridescent green markings. There is a pale... Click to continue>
Black Pine Bark Beetle
(Hylastes ater)
Black Pine Bark Beetle
The Black Pine Bark Beetle is a black or dark brown beetle with reddish brown antennae. The body is an elongated oval shape, with thorax as wide as the elytra. The elytra have rows of pits running along the length of the body. The thorax is finely... Click to continue>
Elephant Weevil
(Orthorhinus cylindrirostris)
Elephant Weevil
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... Click to continue>
Black Vine Weevil
(Otiorhynchus sulcatus)
Black Vine Weevil
The Black Vine Weevil has a stout rounded body and short snout. It is black with some small yellowish or tan markings. The thorax is finely textured, and elytra are ribbed with ridges running along the length of the body. The antennae are long with... Click to continue>
Melaleuca Snout Beetle
(Oxyops vitiosa)
Melaleuca Snout Beetle
The Melaleuca Snout Beetle is a brown or reddish brown weevil that feeds on paperbark trees. The abdomen has indistinct banding of darker and lighter brown. the eyes are fairly large and the head forms a snout shape. Males tend to be smaller than... Click to continue>
Granary Weevil
(Sitophilus granarius)
Granary Weevil
The Granary Weevil is a small dark brown weevil with a long snout, elongated oval dimples on the thorax and ridges along the wing covers. The head and thorax is nearly as long as the wing covers. It is similar to the Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)... Click to continue>
Greater Rice Weevil
(Sitophilus zeamais)
Greater Rice Weevil
The Greater Rice Weevil is a pest of stored product. They are small brown black weevils with a long slender snout and four reddish brown spots on the wing covers (two spots on each wing cover). The head and thorax are nearly as long as the wing... Click to continue>
Rice Weevil
(Sitophilus oryzae)
Rice Weevil
The Rice Weevil is a small dark brown weevil with a long snout, and small round dimples on the thorax and ridges along the wing covers. There are two paler reddish brown patches at each end of the wing covers (four spots altogether). The head and... Click to continue>


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