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Weevil Polydrusus formosus

Observed: 9th July 2011 By: Dominic HDominic H’s reputation in InvertebratesDominic H’s reputation in Invertebrates
Polydrusus formosus - 9-July-2001-Hanson Environmental Study Centre-3
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Polydrusus formosus - 9-July-2001-Hanson Environmental Study Centre-3 1 2 3 4
Polydrusus formosus - 9-July-2001-Hanson Environmental Study Centre-3 1 2 3 4 5
Description:

i found these weevils on some trees and I used a pooter to catch them. I am keeping them as pets.

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Identification

Dominic had a bit of help from his dad identifying this one! But he did find it himself, and I was very pleased to see it - it's one of the less common of the metallic green weevils and not one I've ever caught myself.

The identification features include:
- blackish tip to antennae
- almost no tooth on the underside of the femora
- relatively large eyes, with a short longitudinal groove on the head between the eyes
- relatively large (about 6.5mm)
- metallic scales in straight lines on the elytra, not overlapping the grooved striae

This was from a very enjoyable field meeting with the Buckinghamshire Invertebrate Group - see:
http://sites.google.com/site/bucksinvertebrategroup/

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