Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Insect: Red-spotted Lily Weevil
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:52 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:18 am
Posts: 275
Another bug to ID?

I think it is some kind of wood borer. Photo taken from the Magaliesberg, bug was found on the branch of a Rhus tree. It is about 25mm.

Image

Peter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borer
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:08 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Wish I could help out with an ID? :shock:

But welcome to the forum adrianp :D

_________________
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borer
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:36 am
Posts: 48
Hi Peter (I see now it's NOT Adrian),

Less colorful, but still interesting.

Possibly a weevil. If so, could try here:

http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/team/post ... eevils.pdf

Luck.

Daan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borer
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:34 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14210
Location: Pretoria, RSA
That looks like the Red-spotted Lily Weevil.

It is an insect that is found throughout SA. It can reach up to 45mm. The adults feed on the foliage of lilies. The females lay their eggs in burrows adjacent to the bulbs. The larvae live inside the bulb and pupate in the soil. Prefers areas with clay soils.

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borer
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:43 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:18 am
Posts: 275
Thanks for the info.

I always associated weivils with the tiny little bugs you find in old cake flour. But now I am the wiser!

Peter


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by teddy_rsa at 15:45:00 Submitted by Kiepersol at 13:23:07 Submitted by BevAnn at 12:29:12