The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, with the neck of the male typically being 2 to 3 times the length of that of the female. The total body length of the males is just under 2.5 cm. Most of the body is black with distinctive red elytra covering the flying wings. They can use this extended neck to fight for the right to mate with a female. Female weevil uses her smaller neck to roll a leaf tube, into which a single egg is layed.
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The long horned orb-weaver, Macracantha arcuata, is also known as the curved spiny spider. It has two long spines extend from its sides. Usually found in southeast Asia and India. It can also be found in parts of the southeast United States where it is an introduced species. Macracantha is a genus of spiders in the Araneidae family. As of 2018, Macracantha arcuata is the only species in the genus.