Lixus bardanae – or the Pinocchio Insect

There are of course many different insects of the Curculionidae family (“true” weevils or snout beetles), but this weekend I discovered this one: Lixus bardanae. Since I was in Italy and wanted to show its beauty to people otherwise not interested in insects, I called it “Insetto Pinocchio” – they will remember 🙂

German information on the insektenbox-Site

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~ by Natalie on May 7, 2012.

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