Superbly Detailed Green River Formation Weevil Insect Fossil

Snout Beetle or Weevil

Class Insecta, Order Coleoptera, Family Curculionidae

Geological Time: Middle Eocene

Size: 13 mm

Fossil Site : Green River Formation, Uintah County, Utah

Curculionidae insect fossilDescription: The Green River Formation deposits of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah are best known for their immaculately-preserved fish, but other examples are known as well, as this specimen attests. This is an example of a very pristinely-preserved weevil with dimpled elytra. The weevils often are given the common name snout beetle for obvious reasons.

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