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chestnut weevil


chestnut weevil
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Copyright: rei segali (uncle_litchi) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 31] (428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, nikkor 28-80mm, Sandisk CF 512MB
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 5:51
Viewed: 4506
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
balaninus elephas - it's a female, the male is more little and have more small trunk.
length: 6-10.5 mm.

the female ingot an egg into an oak acorn. the caterpillar eat the soft parts of the acorn. when the acorn drop dawn the caterpillar gnawing a hole out and digging into the ground, there he build a room and stay on diapause all the winter, until the next summer then he will pupate. after 10-15 days came out an adult weevil.

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wow, thatīs one of the coolest bugs iīve seen up until now! :-)
what a snout! itīs longer than the body.
terrfic macro-shot with good sharpness on the face and
amazing details. interesting and good neutral bg - where did you put him?
well done & take care, thorsten.

Incredible! What an amazingly sharp shot of this little woman... COOL! TFS!

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-11-26 1:18]

Shalom Rei,
Nice shot of one of my favorite beetles families. I know how small it is and not so easy to shoot.
very well done and TFS!!

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