File:Lasiorhynchus barbicornis male and female.png

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English: A large male giraffe weevil guards a drilling female.

The extreme sexual dimorphism in this species is highlighted here, and is mostly due to the elongation of the male rostrum.

Source Painting CJ, Holwell GI (2013) Exaggerated Trait Allometry, Compensation and Trade-Offs in the New Zealand Giraffe Weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis). PLoS ONE 8(11): e82467.
Author Christina. J. Painting


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