Lyperobius carinatus Broun

Keeled Lyperobius Weevil (Lyperobius carinatus)

The Keeled Lyperobius Weevil, described in 1881, is endemic to the alpine regions of New Zealand’s South Island.

The quite large, flightless beetle reaches a length of about 2 to 2,5 cm, the body is reddish-brown to black and covered with white or yellowish white scales, which form keel-like longitudinal stripes on the elytra.

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