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Doticus palmaris

1 Dried Apple Weevil at Lyneham, ACT

Doticus palmaris at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022
Doticus palmaris at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Doticus palmaris 28 Apr 2022 KimberiRP
Curculionidae (family) 11 Apr 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 29 Mar 2022 megsclass

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4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   29 Mar 2022
Maybe our Beetle folk can explain the front feet.
megsclass wrote:
   29 Mar 2022
When we were wondering about it, we thought that maybe they were used for landing on water?
   11 Apr 2022
Some beetles have big feet on which the underside has many hairs which help the beetle stick to a leaf, a bit like a velcro strap. You can image that being on a leaf high up in a tree you get blown around a lot and having sticky feet would add to your stability, but I am just guessing @KimberiRP
what do you think?
KimberiRP wrote:
   28 Apr 2022
A male. In a number of weevil species, such as this one, the males have a larger prothorax and longer front legs with enlarged tarsi (feet). It is probably confers an advantage when several males are tussling over a female.

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Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by StephenSherlock
Proteuxoa microspila (Little Noctuid) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by megsclass
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Robshelfordia circumducta (Shelford's Variable Cockroach) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Feb 2022 by megsclass
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by Venture
Lithobiomorpha (order) (Unidentified stone centipede) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by megsclass
Crassula helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop) at Lyneham, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by tpreston

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 28 Mar 2022 12:11 PM Recorded on
  • megsclass Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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