Naupactus leucoloma

An immigrant species from South America. It can be found under the synonym Graphognathus leucoloma .  White Fringed Weevils can be agricultural pests.  Adults are not destructive.  They feed on leaves.  The grubs, however feed on roots of species like lucerne, vegetable crops and poppies.

Naupactus leucoloma, (White-fringed weevil)
Early March 2009
Port Sorell
Identification and information thanks to Boris Büche
Photo KE

Naupactus leucoloma
Early March 2019
Spun into spider web, but had broken free and just able to slowly move.
Photos KE

Unwrapped and much faster and uncooperative


McQuillan, PB, Ireson, J, Hill, L and Young, C 2007 , Tasmanian Pasture and Forage Pests – Identification, Biology and Control , -, vol. – , Department of Primary Industry and Water, Hobart, Tasmania.