Gonipterus scutellatus (larva)Common name: Eucalyptus weevil
Distribution: This beetle is found in the eastern states of Australia and has been introduced into Western Australia and many countries around the world.
Description: The adult weevils are greyish to reddish brown with darker markings and approximately 10 millimetres long. The larvae reach a maximum length of approximately 10 millimetres long, are yellow with darker stripes and appear slug-like.
Remarks: The photographs of the larvae were taken in July. The adult weevils have not been seen.
The larvae drag a long trail of faecal material about with them.
Associations: The weevil larvae have been found feeding on Eucalyptus rudis.
References: Identification and information courtesy of Terry Houston, WA Museum.
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