A large distinctive weevil introduced from southern Patagonia and now thought to be established in Stanley
This distinctive and fairly large weevil (about 2cm long) is thought to have been accidentally introduced to the Falklands from its native range of Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. It has been recorded in Argentina (Tierra del Fuego) and Chile (Magallanes, Isla Navarino; Isla Picton; Isla Bertrand). Adults are present between October and February and it is normally found in Nothofagus forest or collected on Nothofagus. There has been a few recorded sightings of this beetle in Stanley over the last few years suggesting that there may be a small established population.