Thu 17 Jun 2010
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I walked the 6km from the train station to my house last night — arriving home around midnight. This was by choice of course because I wanted to check for insects on all the vending machines, which act as great light traps in the countryside. There are about 20 on the way home. I found a few moths, bugs, and beetles. The most interesting was this fungus weevil; something I’d never seen before. It is not a true weevil because it lacks a rostrum (“snout”) and this species has unusually shaped antennae.
Coleoptera: Anthribidae (fungus weevils):
Fungus Weevil = futamon-tsutsu-hige-naga-zoumushi
Location: Munakata Common (map)