Brachycerus ornatus - Red-spotted lily-weevil

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Brachycerus ornatus
Brachycerus ornatus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Zebra Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: Known to associate with Ammocharis coranica but probably also with other large-bulbed Amaryllidaceae. Adults are known to feed on the leaves and lay their eggs in burrows nest to the bulbs. The larvae live inside the bulbs before the pupate in soil.
Distribution: Widespread in South-central Africa.
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Literature: Picker, M., Griffiths, C. & Weaving, A. (2002), Field guide to Insects of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 258.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Coleoptera - Beetles: Brachycerus ornatus ., retrieved 9 December 2023

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