Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Giraffe weevil

Lasiorhynchus barbicornis (Fabricius)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae

Size range

  • New Zealand’s longest beetle. Female 45 mm, Male 70 mm.


  • Native to New Zealand

Life History

  • Eggs laid in bark of dead or dying trees and branches in early summer
  • Larvae live in the log for two years
  • Emergence hole is square
  • Adults live only two weeks

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