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Weevil (Curculionoidea)Meriphus sp. (genus)

Flower Weevil at Tura Beach, NSW

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Meriphus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018

Identification history

Weevil (Curculionoidea) Meriphus sp. (genus) 18 Dec 2018 KerriLee
Beetle Meriphus humeralis 29 Nov 2018 KerriLee

Author's notes

'Merimbula Star-hair Pollinator Survey’: captured during a net sweep of Astrotricha s. Wallagaraugh foliage

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   29 Dec 2018
An important character of the tribe (Eugnomini) that these weevils belong to is the prominent spine on the inside of each femur (thigh segment of the leg).
KerriLee wrote:
   30 Dec 2018
Thanks Kim - they are impressive spines! Do you think we can go to genus on this, or are you suggesting we stay at a higher taxon?
KimPullen wrote:
   17 Jan 2019
Hi Kerri - We can go to Meriphus on this one.

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Nearby Sightings

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Caesia parviflora var. parviflora (A Grass-lily) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Xanthorrhoea concava (Grass Tree) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019 Homalictus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 25 Nov 2018 Carphurus sp. (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Acanthucus sp. (Three-horned treehopper) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Euops sp. (genus) (Leaf-rolling weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Aoplocnemis rufipes (Weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel Beetle) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Sapromyza sp. (Lauxaniid fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Camponotus sp. (Unidentified sugar ant) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Leioproctus launcestonensis (native bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 BOMBYLIIDAE (family) (Bee fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Zizina otis labradus (Common Grass Blue) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Ocirrhoe unimaculata (Green Stink Bug) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Cosmopterigidae (family) (Unidentified Cosmopterigid moth) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Leioproctus sp. (Hairy Colletid Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Rivellia sp. (Boatman fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil; Diamond Weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Leioproctus sp. (Hairy Colletid Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Caesia parviflora var. parviflora (A Grass-lily) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium (Merimbula Star-hair) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Xanthorrhoea concava (Grass Tree) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Tura Beach, NSW - 14 Nov 2019
Homalictus sp. (genus) at Tura Beach, NSW - 25 Nov 2018
Carphurus sp. (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Acanthucus sp. (Three-horned treehopper) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Euops sp. (genus) (Leaf-rolling weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Aoplocnemis rufipes (Weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel Beetle) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Sapromyza sp. (Lauxaniid fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Camponotus sp. (Unidentified sugar ant) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Leioproctus launcestonensis (native bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
BOMBYLIIDAE (family) (Bee fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Zizina otis labradus (Common Grass Blue) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Ocirrhoe unimaculata (Green Stink Bug) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Cosmopterigidae (family) (Unidentified Cosmopterigid moth) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Leioproctus sp. (Hairy Colletid Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Rivellia sp. (Boatman fly) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil; Diamond Weevil) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Leioproctus sp. (Hairy Colletid Bee) at Tura Beach, NSW - 24 Nov 2018

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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