Story: Beetles

Weevil (1st of 3)

Weevil

Weevils have snouts known as rostrums. The knobbled weevil (Hadramphus stilbocarpae) feeds on the fleshy herb stilbocarpa. It grows to 2.5 centimetres long and is found on islands around Fiordland and Foveaux Strait. Like other flightless beetles, it is attacked by rats and now survives only on predator-free islands.

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John Marris, 'Beetles - New Zealand’s beetles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14362/weevil (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007