Weevil – Liophloeus tesselatus

This weevil was wandering mechanically at the top of the garden as we supped tea the other afternoon, identified with a bit of research as Liophloeus tesselatus. Their heavily defensive exoskeleton and slow pace mark them out as plant eaters and some of the species are seen as pests to agriculture and gardeners.

A Google Image search brings up far better images but I remain impressed at the pictures you can get with today’s smart phones, which are more than adequate for identification purposes.

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