Monday, August 9, 2010

Mini-Maxicard: Flax Weevil

Flax Weevil
This nocturnal Beetle makes its home on New Zealand flax bushes, hiding near the gruond diring the day and climbing into the leaf-blades to forage at night. Because of its large size and flightless, it is prone to predation especially by the Maori rat - the Kiore, and thus can now only be found on isolated predator free islands.

Original Postage stamp art by Dave Gunson.

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