Thursday, 2 July 2009

A Weevil?

For several weeks, I've noticed a squadron of these insects congregating under my porch light. I think they might be living under my woodbox, a recycled crate sitting on a couple of offcuts to keep it off the ground. By daylight, they have disappeared.

Body length would be about 8mm.

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The closest I could come up with was a weevil thanks to Peter Chew's excellent site, Brisbane Insects.

Suggestions welcome, as usual.


Denis Wilson said...

Definitely a Weevil, but it seems unusually hairy.
Weevils have those antennae which come off the "rostrum" (snout).
Good find.

Junior Lepid said...

Thanks Denis,

I haven't seen them for a day or so. Maybe the Victorian ones grow a winter coat!!! :-)