30 Jul 2021

Critter of the Week: Giant Knobbled Weevil

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:35 pm on 30 July 2021

The Giant Knobbled Weevil is a bumpy plant-munching native now found only on remote offshore islands off the coast of Fiordland and Stewart Island. Threatened by rats, this large weevil is one of the first insects to be given legal protection in New Zealand under the Wildlife Act.

Giant Knobbled Weevil

Giant Knobbled Weevil Photo: Colin Miskelly used with permission

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