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Desert Weevil

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 11 2018 - 7:42 PM

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I found these silly looking things way out near Death Valley while I was on my last desert anting trip. I'm pretty sure they're Desert Weevils. They sure are funny looking and I think I want to try to rear them since I'm sure one of these is going to be fertile after this act.

 

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#2 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted May 11 2018 - 7:44 PM

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Wow, the male is so tiny in comparison. 



#3 Offline T.C. - Posted May 11 2018 - 7:46 PM

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what's he doing on her back? Are they just playing?

 

 

But seriously, they look pretty cool.


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#4 Offline LC3 - Posted May 11 2018 - 7:53 PM

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Ophryastes sp? That was a guess, I don't know the first thing about weevils.


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#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 11 2018 - 7:56 PM

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Yeah, I know it's Ophryastes. Not sure what species though. I asked kellakk and he doesn't know what species.
 
Edit: I think it's Ophryastes mixtus based on this https://bugguide.net/node/view/173504.

#6 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 12 2018 - 3:10 AM

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As good a guess as any.






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