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Insect and Spider Identification: Unknown bug on Greek island

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Kefala
Chania
Greece

August 3, 2012
12:48 AM

Post #9227832

I haven't seen this one previously but that doesn't necessarily mean it's rare. It clung to our fly-screen and refused to budge even when poked!

We live on the Largest Greek island (Crete) in the Mediterranean. It's a hot summer's day. Around 28C in the shade.

To give an idea of size, the mesh is 1/15" or 1.7mm.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

August 3, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9227927

It's a weevil. See http://www.curculio-institut.de/illustrated_catalogue/curculionoidea-fauna_of_greece/catalog.php?PID=4&Admin=&action=fulltext&search=
for a list of Greek species; images are available only for a few of them.

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