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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-23 6:56
Viewed: 1477
Points: 14
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Lixus (Curculionidae, Coleoptera)
The Curculionidae comprise the family of the "true" weevils (or "snout beetles"). It is one the largest animal families, with 5,489 genera and 86,100 species described worldwide.
They are recognized by their distinctive long snouts and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that, curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 mm (0.04 to 1.57 in).
Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species. With so many species to classify and over 400 genera, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, and authors disagree on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes.

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hallo Jiri
very nice picture with good details and nice colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-23 7:04]

Hi Jiri,excellent macro of this insect,always nice to see,i like its curious long nose.You lost some details in the left part,but the sharpness on the head is absolutely perfect,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-23 11:37]

Hello Jiri,
Nice macro of this weevil with a good sharp focus on the head. Beautiful natural colours.

Hi Jiri

Excellent macro of Lixus in a diagonala align, very nice composition. The back of abdomen is out of focus but that on upper part and head is quite sharp.



Hello Jiri,
Quite well captured this Weevil in its natural habitat. Very nice BG as well as light. Don't know what f/? you used, I think f/11 would be better to get well focus through out the body of Weevil.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-27 7:01]

Hi Jiri,
Fantastic composition ..
Excellent macro photo of this Lixus, fine details and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jiri,
Excellent capture of a very interesting specie. I like the unusual shape and colors of this insect.

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