Obese lily weevil

Description
The larvae of this ground dwelling beetle destroy the bulbs of various species of lily by boring inside them. The adults feed on the lily leaves.
Accession Loan No.
890/1913/X639
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
obese lily weevil
Simple Name
insect: beetle
Full Name
CURCULIONIDAE: Brachycerus obesis [?sp] Fabricius, 1775: obese lily weevil
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
de la Garde, Philip
Collection Parish
Simon’s Town
Collection Town
Cape Town
Collection County
Western Cape Province
Collection Country
South Africa
Collection Area Region
Southern Africa
Collection Continent
Africa
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
CURCULIONIDAE
Genus
Brachycerus
Species
obesis

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