| Brachypera crinita (Boheman, 1834)|
Main synonym = Donus crinitus (Boheman, 1834)
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae |
| English name not known Maltese name not known|
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This species of weevil has a pear-shaped abdomen, and is somehow different from that of many common weevils which have a linear shape. This weevil was found in arid and stoney ground in Summer at Xlendi, Gozo (Maltese islands). The insect will freeze when touched, a means of self defence to deceive its prey that it captured a an unvaluable food with the hope that it drops the prey. This species was identified from photos by a local entomologist - Dr. David Mifsud.
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