Today morning I found this beetle in Cynodon dactylon grass. It had this beautiful head bearing a trunk like structure. I'm wondering what beetle it is


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  • Approximate size: 1.75 cm

  • Temperature: 29°C

  • Location: Uttar Pradesh, India

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    $\begingroup$ Did a bit of research. Its one of the Snout beetles from the family Curculionidae. Couldn't get any further. $\endgroup$
    – Serotonin
    Oct 26 '17 at 3:12
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a weevil (Curculionoidea). What was it's approximate size? $\endgroup$ Nov 19 '17 at 5:09
  • $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist I guess around 1.75cm $\endgroup$
    – Serotonin
    Nov 23 '17 at 11:06

This is a weevil called Cleonis japonica. Here is a link to a specimen which was collected in 1904. (http://weevil.info/sites/weevil.info/files/Cleonis_japonica.jpg) Here is a link to same site and one other which show where it was found. (http://weevil.info/content/cleonis) and (https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#search) NP means nepal. Here is a link to something which I hope is a little more descriptive.


I wish you had taken better pictures.


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