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 



This page contains information and pictures about Weevils that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
The beetles in this family are commonly called Weevil or True Weevil. The adults characterized by the elongated rostrum, the front part of their head and mouth, which they use to chew holes in plants for food and to make egg chambers. Their antennae usually elbowed and clubbed. They usually have rigid bodies. They are from small to very large size. Most of them are less than 10mm, although the largest can be up to 60mm. 
When disturbed, weevils usually drop onto the ground and play death. After a minutes without further disturb, it will slowly walk away.
Both adults and larvae are plant feeders. Adults usually found on leaves. Larvae can be found in soil near roots, rotting wood or in stem. 

Classification : 

The classification of Curculionidae is very confusing. We sometimes found classification problems and our rule is -  follow the Australian Faunal Directory. This is not working in Curculionidae for it is still blank under Curculionidae in Australian Faunal Directory. We largely follow Zimmerman here in the Curculionidae classification. 
The weevils we found in this family Curculionidae are grouped as follows; 

Some References put this group as subfamily Brachycerinae.  
Adelognatha, Subfamily Entiminae - Broad-nosed Weevils
Adults of this subfamily are characterized by having a relatively short and stout rostrum, boarder at the tip. They are from moderate to large size. The larvae usually live in soil and feed on root.
Subfamily Aterpinae
Weevils in this subfamily are medium size. They usually have the parallel  cylindrical body. Their rostrum is medium length.  
Subfamily Aterpinae, Rhadinosomini
We only found on species in this group. The weevil has extremely elongated body. It is brown in colour with a creamy-white pattern on each side of wings cover.
Subfamily Gonipterinae - Eucalyptus Weevils
We found a few species in this subfamily all are in genus Gonipterus. They are commonly know as Gum Nut Weevils. Those weevils usually sit next to gum nuts and camouflaged as one of them. The larvae of this subfamily are usually slug-like and external foliage-feeding. 

Some References put this group as subfamily Curculioninae. 
Subfamily Molytinae - This is a large subfamily. Members are usually have relatively long legs and long rostrum.
Subfamily Cryptorhynchinae - Long-legged Weevils
This is a large subfamily. Members are usually have relatively long legs and with a long backwardly directed rostrum.
Subfamily Curculioninae
Weevils in this group are from small to large in size. They have long and cylindrical rostrum with round eyes.  
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 682.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p241.
3. Beetles of Australia - Trevor J Hawkeswood, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1987, p173.
4. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
5. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p215.
6. Curculionidae Latreille, 1802 - Australian National Insect Collection Database - CSIRO, 2011.
7. Family CURCULIONIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
8. Australian Weevils - Zimmerman, E.C., CSIRO PUBLISHING, 1991, Plate 425.

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