Weevil

Weevil

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Caption: Weevil (Lamprocyphus augustus) specimen. The weevils, or snout beetles, form the largest family of beetles (Curculionidae). The weevil is easily identifiable by its long rostrum or snout (top centre), which is an elongated part of the front portion of the head. The tip of the rostrum contains tiny chewing mouthparts and the rostrum is housed in an abdominal groove during rest. Upon disturbance, a weevil feigns death. This species is found across South America.

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