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Weevil (Curculionoidea)Amycterus abnormis

Ground weevil at Namadgi National Park

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Amycterus abnormis at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019
Amycterus abnormis at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019
Amycterus abnormis at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019

Identification history

Weevil (Curculionoidea) Amycterus abnormis 22 Jan 2019 KimPullen
Weevil (Curculionoidea) Amycterus abnormis 21 Jan 2019 RogerF
Unidentified 21 Jan 2019 SWishart

Author's notes

Just as I was about to take a photo of the underside of this dead beetle, and after dropping it a couple of times, it got up and walked off.

1 comment

RogerF wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
Playing dead is a common defensive trait in these weevils and can be very realistic

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Nearby Sightings

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Talaurinus typicus (Ground weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Dec 2018 Veronica perfoliata (Digger's Speedwell) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Dec 2018 Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018 Philobota ellenella (A concealer moth) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018 Uraba lugens (Gum-leaf Skeletoniser) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018 Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018 Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018 Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018 Talaurinus typicus (Ground weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018 Byallius sp. (genus) (Unidentified Byallius darkling beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018 Dichromodes diffusaria (Disbursed Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Nov 2017 Dichromodes atrosignata (Black-signed Heath Moth ) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017 Saragus sp. (genus) (A False Wireworm) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017 Dolichoderus scabridus (Dolly ant) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017 Dichromodes ainaria (Common Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017 Candalides cyprotus (Copper Pencil-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Sep 2017 Crassula sieberiana (Austral Stonecrop) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017 Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017 Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016 Pelargonium inodorum (A Pelargonium) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015
Talaurinus typicus (Ground weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Dec 2018
Veronica perfoliata (Digger's Speedwell) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Dec 2018
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Nov 2018
Philobota ellenella (A concealer moth) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Uraba lugens (Gum-leaf Skeletoniser) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2018
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018
Talaurinus typicus (Ground weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018
Byallius sp. (genus) (Unidentified Byallius darkling beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Apr 2018
Dichromodes diffusaria (Disbursed Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Nov 2017
Dichromodes atrosignata (Black-signed Heath Moth ) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Saragus sp. (genus) (A False Wireworm) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Dolichoderus scabridus (Dolly ant) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Dichromodes ainaria (Common Heath Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2017
Candalides cyprotus (Copper Pencil-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Sep 2017
Crassula sieberiana (Austral Stonecrop) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017
Liopholis whitii (White's Skink) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Jan 2017
Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2016
Pelargonium inodorum (A Pelargonium) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Jan 2015

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Jan 2019 2:16 PM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by
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