image credit: moogz.wordpress.com Habitat: Madagascar Status: No conservation concerns
The giraffe necked weevil is a funny bug that is easily distinguishable by its obviously long neck. I’m sure back in its evolutionary history this poor fellow was made fun of by all the other bugs.The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, meaning the neck of the male is 2 to 3 times longer than the female’s. The extended neck is used to aid the male in nest building. When it comes time to breed the weevil dad-to be rolls a leaf up and then has the female lay a single egg in it.
I can’t decide if the Giraffe Weevil really resembles a giraffe or actually looks more like a spider leg that snapped off and decided to wander around on its own. Just sayin’….
image credit: weirdbugladyOh and here’s a fabulous stocking stuffer for the kids!! Who wouldn’t want this thing peakin’ out behind the tree?
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I have a confession: I love animals. Join me and the rest of the Featured Creature community as we learn about the weirdest, coolest, and craziest animals out there. Including your dog, Mr. Scrufflebutt (if you submit him!).