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Weevil (Curculionoidea)Gonipterus sp. (genus)

Eucalyptus Weevil at Fadden, ACT

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Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018

Identification history

Weevil (Curculionoidea) Gonipterus sp. (genus) 9 Feb 2018 RogerF
Unidentified 8 Feb 2018 YumiCallaway

Author's notes

Commonly distributed in the leaves (at least the lower branches). Has a weak grip - slight shaking of the branches throws them off. When not moving, comfortably attaches itself/hugs the leaf or twig it's on, and somehow positions themselves in a way which makes it look like the leaf or the twig that it's on was made ideally for that individual insect. Fascinating!

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Nearby Sightings

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Thysanoptera (order) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Ecnolagria grandis at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Psyllidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Blattodea sp. (order) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Cymbacha ocellata at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Psyllidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018 Sparassidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Thysanoptera (order) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Ecnolagria grandis at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Psyllidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Blattodea sp. (order) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Glycaspis sp. (genus) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Cymbacha ocellata at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Psyllidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018
Sparassidae sp. (family) at Fadden, ACT - 7 Feb 2018

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 7 Feb 2018 10:02 AM Recorded on
  • YumiCallaway Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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