Please help identify this insect - genus, species and anything interesting about it. Do the colors matter in the identification?

Note, this is posted separately due to comments in this other thread.

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    $\begingroup$ Any idea where the species is from (country / type of ecosystem / ...)? Did you capture / find this insect yourself? What is its approximative size? (you can consider answering to these questions to your related posts as well) $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Jul 26, 2017 at 22:14
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    $\begingroup$ i did not capture these - they were sent from the artist. i'll try asking, but not sure if they know where the original source image was from $\endgroup$
    – ina
    Jul 26, 2017 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ The colours usually matter, but there can sometimes be variability within a species. $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Aug 1, 2017 at 12:40

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This looks like a Weevil. Specifically it looks like a red/orange-spotted lily weevil

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Here is some more information on it:


though the information is very limited.

  • $\begingroup$ are they always colored like that? $\endgroup$
    – ina
    Jul 26, 2017 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ its a general weevil. this one is just stopped but many arent spotted $\endgroup$
    – K Split X
    Jul 26, 2017 at 23:22

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