24 Mar 2023

Critter of the Week: The black spined weevil

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week’s critter is the insect world’s answer to punk – the black spined weevil, Scolopterus penicillatus, has a natural shiny leather jacket and four impressive spikes on its back.

It's a native species and is quite common in the summer when it flies around feasting on pollen.

Black spine weevil

Black spine weevil Photo: supplied