General Description

Body black with blue and green scales creating a mottled pattern. Bent antennae. Body up to 3 cm long.


Botany Bay Weevils feed on wattle trees - the larvae on roots and the adults on young leaves. When the ship Endeavour arrived at Botany Bay in 1770, they were one of the first Australian insects to be collected, and were subsequently described by naturalist Sir Joseph Banks.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Heathlands, woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests and urban areas.

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