|As can be seen it is definitely a Lesser Weevil. This is a weevil found in Costa Rica and Panama; it is associated with palms.|
|Derivation of species name:
This species is named after Patrick O'Brian (1914-2000), an author of a series of historical novels set in the early 19th century British Royal Navy.
|The dedication was arranged through a donation to Nature Discovery Fund of the Canadian Museum of Nature by The Gunroom of HMSSurprise.org, an internet group devoted to the publications of Mr. O'Brian.|
|Many of his books tell of long sea voyages and there are often references to the weevils found in the ship's biscuit.|