Giraffe Weevil Lasirorhynchus barbicornus. Female giraffe weevil. Mottled colouring on body, antennae in the middle of the snout.
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The male giraffe weevil is usually much longer than the female, and his antennae are situated near the end of the long rostrum, or beak. The female, who has to bore holes in trees to lay her eggs, has her feelers halfway down the rostum.
The larvae (grubs) live in a variety of native trees, including lacebark, pigeonwood, karaka and rimu.