Monaco – The Monegasque Weevil
Posted on 5th June 2013
A new species of Curculionidae, endemic to the Principality has been discovered in the underground tunnels of the Prince’s Palace.
This is the weevil Otiorhynchus monoecirupis. This species will be the focus of an exhibition organised this summer at Monaco’s Exotic Garden by the Department of the Environment in association with the scientists who led the inventory exercise into Monaco’s entomological heritage from 2008 to late 2010.