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Weevil - Mononychus vulpeculus

Weevil - Mononychus vulpeculus
Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA
June 20, 2005
Size: 4mm
This is an odd shape for a weevil, very chunky. It was on a blue flag iris flower, streamside.

to species page.

Curculionidae: Mononychus vulpeculus
An older specimen. Compare with the one taken by Jim.

Don and Jim.

Cedar Creek site
Looks like Mononychus vulpeculus from Cedar Creek.

Dead views!
I wish they would at least *pose* their pinned specimens in a natural position. The dorsal-view shape, the elytral color and texture, and the light medial stripe are about all we have to go on here. Can't tell much from side view.

Dead views
That's about all there is on most bugs, if you can even find an image. This site is great with the live natural shots, and the growing number of identified species.

Similar to, but not identical to this one, that was present in numbers on some irises by a pond in Hudson NH:

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