Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wattle Pigs

One of my favourite little bugs are the 'Wattle Pigs'. It is a type of weevil (Leptopius).
As it's name suggest these guys feed on our native wattle tree leaves.

A kid friendly bug that doesn't bite and is fairly slow moving.

Wattle pigs have a bumpy hard shell covering their wings.

........and are well camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings.
Keep your eyes peeled, you never know what you may find in your garden.......
Happy bug hunting,
Sandi x

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Felicity said...

Ooh I'd love to find one of these.
I'll have my eyes peeled for sure.

x Felicity

Daniel said...

What an intriguing world we live in. Thanks for sharing!

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Jennifer Rose said...

so cool looking, like something from a scifi movie :)

Lyn said...

looks like someting left over from the dinosaurs! a bit scary and a bit cute!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Ahhhh! Step on it;-) Okay, not really. That is an odd looking creature though.