Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus

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Desert weevil
Curculionidae - Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus.jpg
Museum specimen of Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Lixinae
Genus: Ammocleonus
Species: A. hieroglyphicus
Binomial name
Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus
(Olivier, 1807)

Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus, the desert weevil, is a species of cylindrical weevil belonging to the family Curculionidae.


Ammocleonus hieroglyphicus reaches a length of about 15 millimetres (0.59 in).


This species is widespread in Africa and Asia.