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unkn weevil - Ophryastes vittatus - male - female

unkn weevil - Ophryastes vittatus - Male Female
Las Cienegas NCA, Pima County, Arizona, USA
October 4, 2010
Size: ~6-8mm
Cool looking little weevils with anterior that reminds me of a Manatee

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unkn weevil - Ophryastes vittatus - male - female Ophryastes sp - Ophryastes vittatus - male - female

Thanks to
both of you.

Moved from Ophryastes.

Ophryastes vittatus (Say)The second photo shows the important characters of the thorax and rostrum that made it possible to identify the weevil.I was wrong in thinking it was not vittatus but I have never seen this pale brown and white color form before and I would rather be wrong and not ID a species than be wrong in the ID sent in by me.

thanks a lot, Charlie!

Ophryastes sp. Need a couple of other photos to ID. A dorsal view of the thorax and the elytra, and a frontal view of the rostrum would help. The present photo is superb but lacks some critcal characters.I believe it is not vittatus which has a different color pattern. It looks very similar to geminatus but the distribution doesn't fit. Sorry I can't be sure, but in any case it is a special find.

nice couple; this group is very species-rich in the SW
i hope Dr O'Brien will give us a name -- maybe it will be O. vittatus or even a new one for the Guide; thanks for sharing, Bob.

Moved from ID Request.

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