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EUPHOLUS SCHOENHERRII
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Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae. The genus includes some of the most colourful of the weevils.

The colour may serve as a warning to predators that they are distasteful. Most species feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals.

The species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands. This genus was described by French entomologist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval in 1835.

Eupholus schoenherri can reach a length of about 25-31 millimetres (0.98-1.22 in). The basic colour of this species is quite variable. Usually it is metallic

blue-green, with some transversal black bands along the elytra. The legs are bright blue. The blue-green colour derives from very small scales.

The top of rostrum and the end of the antennae are black. This species can be found in New Guinea.

The species name honours the Swedish entomologist Carl Johan Schonherr.

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EUPHOLUS TUPINIERII

Eupholus tupinieriii can reach a length of 22-24 millimetres (0.87-0.94 in) and a width of 8-9 millimetres (0.31-0.35 in). It is close to Eupholus schoenherri.

This species is usually bright blue-green, with three large transversal black bands across the elytra. The blue-green colour derives from very small scales.

This species can be found in lowland rainforests of Papua New Guinea.

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