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A small male Metapocyrtus sp. in Siargao


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It’s my second time to visit the island of Siargao although I was here not to collect beetles but just to travel with a friend. But then, when we were in Taktak Falls, in the municipality of Sta. Monica which is located at the northern part of the island, a small pachyrrhynchine curculionid showed itself.

I’m not sure what the specific name of this Metapocyrtus sp. but the male was at a particular plant, probably feeding as the leaves showed signs of being chewed on. Not much were seen, only about two of these were at the same plant.

Metapocyrtus sp., top view

Metapocyrtus sp., top view

Metapocyrtus sp., lateral view

Metapocyrtus sp., lateral view

The male curculionid beetle on the leaf's underside

The male curculionid beetle on the leaf’s underside

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