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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

#11. Egg laying
These weevils coat their eggs in frass as they lay them.
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#12. Weevil with egg mass
Late September 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

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

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

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

#15.  Larva

#16.  Late October 2011
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
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#17. Mid November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

#18. Late October 2011
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
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

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