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Coniatus tamarisci  (Fabricius, 1787)
Main synonym = Coniatus vanus    Herbst 1795
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae
English name not known     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Probably the most colourful weevil in the Maltese islands, with a striking mosaic pattern of red, green and black. A medium sized weevil 4.0-6.0 mm long and as the epithet suggest, it is found growing on tamarisk trees. Specimen was photographed at Xlendi, Gozo (Maltese islands).










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