Phlyctinus callosus (The Garden Weevil)

Phlyctinus callosus (The Garden Weevil)

This is the only representative of this genus in Australia.  The species originates from South Africa.

Late March 2010
Hobart
The contrast between blank nose and finely pubescent base of the rostrum, swallow-tailed in the middle, characterises the species fairly well.
Identification and information thanks to Boris Büche
Photo KE

Late April 2021
Hobart/nipaluna
Identification thanks to Samuel Brown.
Photos KE

IMG 9406  IMG 9400

References
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.”EPPO Alert List – Phlyctinus callosus (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) Banded fruit weevil” Available at: https://www.eppo.int/ACTIVITIES/plant_quarantine/alert_list_insects/phlyctinus_callosus Accessed 19/5/2024

Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart