Kōrero: Insects – overview

Speargrass weevil

Speargrass weevil

This rare weevil lives on native speargrass, a member of the carrot family. Adults feed on the leaves, while their larvae burrow into and eat the fleshy taproot.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10041056
Photograph by Gregory H. Sherley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Alpine insects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10079/speargrass-weevil (accessed 1 April 2020)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007