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
Eucalyptus Weevil III
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 


Thin Strawberry  Weevil - Rhadinosomus lacordairei

FAMILY CURCULIONIDAE, Subfamily Aterpinae, Rhadinosomini

This page contains information and pictures about Thin Strawberry Weevils that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
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This small weevil was found feeding on leaf early summer in Alexandra Hill. This weevil has extremely elongated body. It is brown in colour with a creamy-white pattern on each side of wings cover.
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We also found this small long beetle in Carbrook Wetland on Mar 2011. It feeds on leaves with mark markings, which match with the beetle's camouflage colours and make them hard to be notices. When disturbed, it runs quickly along stems of host plant. 
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 681.
2. Australian Weevils - Zimmerman, E.C., CSIRO PUBLISHING, 1991, Plate 120.
3. Rhadinosomus lacordairei - Australian Insect Common Names, Version 1.53, CSIRO.

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