Semi-punctated Belid
Sutural Belid
Brown Belid
Red Weevil
Brown Leaf-rolling Weevil
Tiny Black Weevil
Straight-snouted Weevil 
Adelognatha/ Entiminae
Wattle Pig
Fruit-tree Root Weevil
Grey Root Weevil
Peanut Weevil
Black Short Rostrum Weevil
Swamp Banksia Weevil
White Short Rostrum Weevil
Black Short-nosed Weevil 
Diamond Weevil
Black Detritus Weevil
White-headed Weevil I
White-headed Weevil II 
Black Gum Tree Weevil
Grey Gum Tree Weevil
White Gum Tree Weevil 
Tin Strawberry Weevil 
Eucalyptus Weevil I
Eucalyptus Weevil II
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Eucalyptus Weevil I V
Eucalyptus Weevil V
Eucalyptus Weevil VI
Eucalyptus Weevil VII  
Elephant weevil
Backward-nosed Weevil 1
Backward-nosed Weevil 2
Backward-nosed Weevil 3 
Long-nosed Weevil
Black Round-eyed Weevil
Citrus Leafeating Weevil 
Unknown Weevils 


Family Brentidae - Straight-snouted Weevils

This page contains information and pictures about Straight-snouted Weevils in family Brentidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Weevils in family Brentidae have elongated body. They have straight and short antennae. 
We found two species both are in subfamily Apioninae. Species in this subfamily Apioninae are small in size and often black in colour. They have round abdomen and narrow rostrum, like the true weevil. Their antenna are not elbowed which distinguishes them from true weevil.
This family very close to the true weevil family CURCULIONIDAE.  

Tiny Black Weevil 
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Myrmacicelus sp., Apioninae, body length 4mm
It is not difficult to found this little shiny black weevil on Black Wattle leaf in Alexandra Hill and Karawatha Forest during mid-summer. We have more infromation and pictures in this page.
Straight-snouted Weevil
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? Apion sp., Apioninae, body length 4mm 
Pictures taken on Mar 2009 in Anstead Forest on Queensland Silver Wattle Acacia podalyriifolia. There were a few of them on the plant. 
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 680.
2. Australian Weevils - Zimmerman, E.C., CSIRO PUBLISHING, 1991, Plate 301.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.  
4. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p213. 
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