Story: Beetles

Speargrass weevil

Speargrass weevil

This speargrass weevil (Lyperobius huttoni) was found in the Seaward Kaikōura Range. The species inhabits tussock grasslands and herbfields in subalpine regions of the South Island, where they feed on their host plant, speargrass. They can also be found at low altitudes on the Wellington coast. The adult beetles are active by day.

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John Marris, 'Beetles - Habitats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007