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Beetles and Weevils: Coleoptera - Giraffe-necked Weevil (trachelophorus Giraffa): Species Accounts

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Physical characteristics: This species is black with red elytra. Only the male has a long "neck" and measures up to 0.98 inches (25 millimeters) in length.


Geographic range: Giraffe-necked weevils live in Madagascar.


Habitat: They live in forests.


Diet: The adults feed on the leaves of a small tree, called the giraffe beetle tree.


Behavior and reproduction: Adults rest on leaves in open areas and along roadsides. Females lay their eggs on leaves. The leaves are then rolled up into a protective tube that serves as a food source for the larvae.

Only the male giraffe-necked weevil has a long "neck." (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey. Reproduced by permission.)

Giraffe-necked weevils and people: This species does not impact people or their activities.


Conservation status: This species is not listed as endangered or threatened. ∎

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over 4 years ago

I LIKE TO DO STEROIDS. DO YOU WANT SOME? IT MAKES YOUR WEINER SMALLER

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over 4 years ago

THESE ANIMALS HAVE A GIANT $%^#*

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over 4 years ago

i love your children. tell them to come to my van in that dark ally in NYC where nobody can find us i have twizzlers and pop rocks

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over 4 years ago

Let me tell you about the 5 senses. For hearing, the hear a loud orgasim. For smell, they smell sweat after they had sex. For feeling, they feel a womans boobs. For seeing, they see a vj. For taste, they taste a womans milk out of her boobs. I hope you learned something today. P.S im not drunk

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

you all suck AND PRACTICE WITH UR MOM IN BED

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over 4 years ago

I am black, white, and asian, so i am like a panda roaming in the wild chasing after little defenceless squirells, that chase after cockroaches which will soon grow bigger, take over the world and eat our weiners off, and shrink and blow up

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over 4 years ago

COME TO MY VAN I HAVE CANDY

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over 4 years ago

THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO HAVE A PICTURE OF SANDUSKY RAPING A LITTLE BOY

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over 6 years ago

Are their eating habits just eating leaves? Or is there more?

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over 4 years ago

THE WALKING DEAD GAME IS AWESOME I JUST BLEW A ZOMBIES HEAD OFF WHEN HE WAS DOING A GIRL

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over 4 years ago

I need to know how it uses its 5 SENSES!!

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over 5 years ago

what do they hav to avoid because of protection its no were i can't find it :(
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over 3 years ago

check http://www.strangeanimals.info/2014/03/Giraffe-Weevil.html for more info images and videos !

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over 4 years ago

NERDS

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about 8 years ago

Actually 0.98 inches is almost equal to 25 millimeters or 2.5 cm. If you want to get it to a better accuracy then yes, 2.48cm is more accurate. But to the naked eye, it ain't all that different!

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over 8 years ago

sorry but
0.98 inches is NOT 25 millimeters
BUT 2,48 centimeters!!!

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almost 9 years ago

are they poisonous

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over 9 years ago

what kind of animals eat them and what is their lifespan?? i cant find it anywhere

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almost 10 years ago

i think this is cool and arn't they weird creatures.they are cute though!