Common Rhinoceros Beetle (Xylotrupes ulysses)
This specimen was found dead in Brisbane. sadly he is missing parts of his middle legs.
A bloody big panorama!
Water diving beetle
Elephant Weevil (Orthorhinus cylindrirostris)
A pest weevil that attacks grapes in Australia
Weevil in flight!
This weevil I found at O'reilly's, near Lamington National Park found 7/6/15
A beetle caught on the top of a mountain in Fiji while collecting for Homalictus bees as part of a genetics study. Sadly the colours faded while in ethanol from a wonderful green to this dull yellow.
Weevil sp. 1
Live focus stack of a weevil. ~10mm. Found in Fairfield Brisbane, 26/5/15
I found this weevil hanging out on the edges of a rainforest at night near Byron Bay, NSW.
Found in a stream near O'Reily's Rainforest retreat on 08/06/2015
Unknown Coleoptera sp.
This weevil was fairly small at <1 cm, but I would still not be interested in putting my fingers near those chompers! Found in SA
Stack of 198 photos. Shot with a 4x microscope objective
Australian Bombardier Beetle (Pheropsophus verticalis)
Weevil [not] in flight!
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