Gonipterus scutellatus-complex

Eucalypt Weevil, Gonipterus scutellatus-complex
This complex comprises at least eight cryptic species, of which only four are currently named. Five occur in Tasmania – G. scutellatusG. platensisG. notographusG. pulverulentus, and an undescribed species. G. scutelellatus is endemic to Tasmania but not common.

Most photos taken at Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
All year round.  Last image by John Douglas, used with permission.

      

#2. Mid August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#3. Early August 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
   

#4. Mid November 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

Late September 2022
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
IMG 4607  IMG 4608

#5. Early November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Covered in parasitic mites.
Photos KE

#6.  Late July 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
On Banksia marginata
Photos KE

#9. Mid October 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#10. Late February 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#11. Egg laying
These weevils coat their eggs in frass as they lay them.
Photos KE
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Egg laying
Late September 2022
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
IMG 4613 2  IMG 4612  IMG 4614  IMG 4616

#12. Weevil with egg mass
Late September 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#13. Late September 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
 

#13.1
Late September 2020
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
IMG 5242. IMG 5246

#14  Disturbed egg mass with waiting parasitic wasp.
Late September 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
 

#15.  Larva
Photo KE

#16.  Late October 2011
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
Photos AD
Eucalyptus Snout Beetle Weevil Gonipterus scutellatus pulverulentus platensis larva complex  Eucalyptus Snout Beetle Weevil Gonipterus scutellatus pulverulentus platensis larva complex

#17. Mid November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#18. Late October 2011
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
Photos AD
Eucalyptus Snout Beetle Weevil Gonipterus scutellatus pulverulentus platensis larva complex  Eucalyptus Snout Beetle Weevil Gonipterus scutellatus pulverulentus platensis larva complex  Eucalyptus Snout Beetle Weevil Gonipterus scutellatus pulverulentus platensis larva complex

#19.  Late November 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

#20. Late November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE