Heilipus sp.

Snout Beetle

Ringed Weevil, Heilipus sp., Ecuador


Family: Curculionidae

Subfamily: Molytinae

Length: beetle in photo 14.6 mm


Photo notes: 29 May 2008. Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha, Ecuador. Elevation 1750 meters. This handsome beetle was hiding—hanging from the underside of a leaf in the cloud forest.

GPS data: 0.0030, -78.6785. Elevation 1786 meters above sea level.

Determined by the late Charles W. O'Brien.

Weevil with ring markings, Ecuador, dorsal view