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Lixus vilis

Lixus vilis
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-03-15 2:12
Viewed: 1322
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lixus vilis (Rossi, 1790)
Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Lixus vilis (08-12 mm long) is a monophagus species feeding on Erodium sp. The females lay their eggs on the root collar of plants and the larvae eat later in the rootstock of the host plants. The new generation hatches in the autumn and overwintered as adult.
The imago feed on leaves and flowers of host plants early spring. They conceal themselves especially during the day under the leaf rosettes. I faced some difficulties to shoot it as it was hidden inside the plant canopy.

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Very good compo Nikos.
Thanks for sharing.

Interesting insect that looks like a Weevil to me, Nikos.
Though the focus is not ideal, it is still an attractive composition.

hello Nikos
Une belle macro, j'aime bien la composition avec la limite de la feuille en diagonale, et la netteté sur l'insect.
Bonne soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-15 13:21]

Hi Nikos,a good capture of this lixus from the top,some part is a bit blurred but we can see well the big nose of this funny specie,bright colors and nice perspective.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos
You've captured this Lixus vilis nicely with lovely colour and sharpness. Your notes are interesting and sounds like an insect that wouldn't be welcome in the garden.
TFS Janice

Hello Nikos,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this lovely photo taken from a very good POV. Nice contrast against the background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-16 18:48]

Hello Nikos,
May be a tad bit lacking in DOF, but still a fine looking specimen and overall pretty sharp. I really like its beautiful rusty red color and unique body features. The long snout resembles that of a type of weevil. You did well considering it was hidden in the plant and posed such a challenge just trying to get a shot. Well done!!

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