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Weevil (Curculionoidea)Meriphus sp. (genus)

Flower Weevil at ANBG

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Meriphus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 2 Dec 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 2 Dec 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 2 Dec 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 2 Dec 2018

Identification history

Weevil (Curculionoidea) Meriphus sp. (genus) 3 Dec 2018 michaelb
Weevil (Curculionoidea) Meriphus sp. (genus) 3 Dec 2018 michaelb
Meriphus sp 2 Dec 2018 RogerF
Unidentified 2 Dec 2018 David

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RogerF wrote:
   2 Dec 2018
I have been seeing quite a few of these nectar-feeding weevils on different flowers this spring, usually mating. Originally identified by Kim Pullen

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Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at ANBG - 22 Mar 2019 by Tim L
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Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at ANBG - 18 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 10 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 9 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2019 by HelenCross
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at ANBG - 1 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 22 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at ANBG - 22 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at ANBG - 10 Feb 2019 by Tim L
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Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 8 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at ANBG - 8 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
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Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at ANBG - 21 Jan 2019 by Tim L
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 21 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 8 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at ANBG - 15 Dec 2018 by Christine

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 12 Abundance
  • Crowea Exalata Associated plant
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • 2 Dec 2018 Recorded on
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