Giraffe weevil (1408/2331)

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Female giraffe weevils like this are easily distinguished from males by having their antennae half way along their extremely long 'nose', so the don't get in the way while boring holes into wood in which it lays its eggs.

Scientific name
Lasiorhynchus barbicornis
Common names
giraffe weevil
Location
Te Urewera, New Zealand
Photo ID
6808