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curculio ? - Romualdius scaber

curculio ? - Romualdius scaber
Salt Lake City, (N40°46.727'W111°52.629'ele4609'), Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
May 3, 2008
Size: 3.5mm
Suggestions appreciated.

Moved from Trachyphloeus.


prima faciae Trachyphloeus

They are usually dirty
like this one...

Even after
a generous water rinse and brushing the coating was still apparent upon drying.

yes, their pottery armor is tough...
but there's an ultrasonic cleaning technique to restore the integument's mint condition (i've seen a pic of a weevil so cleaned somewhere in the guide, can't find it now, but i was impressed)