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Mystery Insect - Ophryastes turbinatus

Mystery Insect - Ophryastes turbinatus
Vado, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
October 2, 2010
Size: about 1 centimeter
This was found climbing on the wall of our house (stucco). We are in the northern Chihuahuan Desert in a creosote/tarbush dominated shrubland.

perfect -- new species for the guide!
thank you, Mary -- marvelous debut! pls keep an eye out for them and try to take & post more photos. thanks to Charlie for bringing it home.

Moved from ID Request.

Ophryastes turbinatus (Champion) Excellent picture.

pls fill up the location fields a precondition to identification

adding location
to do that click edit under your photo, and fill in the name of the bug's state, county and township/park, whatever. There are a lot of similar weevils in your general area.

broad nosed weevil
probably Ophryastes, maybe even latirostris

I just found this site while trying to help my daughter ID the bug. I did not expect a response so soon.

Since the description for Ophryastes says they are "Associated with shrubs, mostly in the family Asteraceae, but also Larrea trilobata (Creosote bush; Zygophyllaceae) and Atriplex (Saltbush; Chenopodiaceae)", this seems to fit the habitat well.

wait for an expert
I'm confident it's a broadnosed weevil, but the rest is just a guess, wait for an expert.

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