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Mononychus pseudacori Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥

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Mononychus pseudacori Schoenherr, 1825 ♂♀ ♥

Meise, BRABANT ● Belgium

About the shots: We can see a couple of Mononychus pseudacori on Orchid flowers Dactylorhiza fuchsii - not their hostplant. What is interesting is that the Orchid uses the female of this insect to carry its pollinia for its reproduction.

Etymology: from the Greek μόνος [monos], single and όνυχιον [onychion], nail, claw.

Description: This little weevil of 4 mm has a sigle claw on tarsus and a dorsal white spot.

Biology: It feed on Iris sp. and lay its eggs inside the seedpods, specially Iris pseudacorus, the Flag iris.


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