Species: Eupholus linnei
Common Name: Blue Banded Snout Weevil
Frame size: 4″ x 5″
Frame Color: Black
Wood Frame: Finest Handmade Museum Quality Sealed Shadowbox Display.
Glass: 99% UV Blocking Museum Grade Conservation Glass to Prevent Insect Fading.
Background: Insect Name & Origin Printed on Old World Style Parchment Backing.
Materials: Archival & Acid Free materials. Picture Hanger Included.
Description: Colorful blue striped Weevil commonly known as the Blue Banded Snout Weevil. Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae. These beetles are known as the jewels of the forest. The species include some of the most colourful of the weevils. The colour may be a warning to predators that they are distasteful. Most species feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals. The species occur in PNG, West Irian, and adjacent Islands.