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Lixus vilis

Lixus vilis
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 5:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lixus (Dilixellus) vilis (Rossi 1790)

Lixus vilis is a small (7-11mm) beetle in the family Curculionidae (weevils).
It has an elongate body covered with red or yellow scales. It has also a yellowish stripe at the side of the thorax and small white spots at the margins of the elytra.
It is a Palaearctic species living on Erodium spp. (Smreczynski 1968).

In Cyprus Lixus vilis is a rare species found only in a few localities.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-01 5:45]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Wow.. . most striking-colored weevils, I never have seen red ones. A cute pair on a fine green leaf, happily occupied. Interesting and technically well presented picture, as usual.
Thanks for this novelty
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent captured of these very interesting insects with wonderful moment, superb depth of field, very good details sharpness, beautiful colours and great point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

fantastic lixus capture! greetings Ori

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-09-01 5:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
why to repeat the words of the previous TN-members?
I enjoy the picture!!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Christodoulos,
Great shot! Super moment. Wonderful colors and perfect sharpness. Very interesting insects.

Ciao Christodoulos. Hard efficent sharp for the coloured lovers. Good focus. Lovely compo.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-01 7:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic photo. This time of mating weevils. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness and details. Perfect POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-01 7:40]

Excellent image of this lovely and colorful beetle in mating. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular macro with brilliant colors and amazing clarity.
Very interesting beetles.
The razor sharp details are excellent.
Wonderful contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Chris,

Fantstic macro shot of this pink colored weevils with great sharpness & taken from a nice POV.
Well done & TFS.

wonderful colors and details for this subjects, congrats for the picture Chris, as always a perfect macro picture,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness and nice composition
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

μπραβο Χριστοδουλε υπεροχη μάκρο!

Hi Chris, Superb capture of these two strange looking Beetles, Wow so much depth you have achieved here Chris with amazing sharpness and clarity, excellent lighting to compliment these lovely colours, fabulous picture here and very well done,
Best regards,


oh HOW ADORABLE! They almost look like moles!! You guys are amazing (oh and the weevils too) lol

Ciao Chrristodoulos, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, amazing details, excellent sharpnes, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
I'm not a professional photographer but rather a great nature lover and this is a magnificent macro with sharp clear details and beautiful bright colors. Very well done and tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-01 13:36]

Hello Christodoulos.
Very good picture of this couple weevils. Very good sharpness and composition. Excellent DOF. Splendid colours.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of these interesting insects with very good sharpness and splendid details. I especially like your good timing and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-01 15:33]

I like a lot the lixus,so curious and humorous whit its big nose,and it's a firts time that i see a red specie.Magnificent,useful and very interesting mating moment of this rare specie,and the usual fantastic quality of sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Amazingly coloured beetles. Great detail, excellent point of view and composition. regards yiannis

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-01 22:31]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Bien vu, cette macro. Est ce la saison des amours ?
Belle image aux jolies couleurs.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-02 1:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
great macro shot! super sharpness and detail,great depth, fantastic light and colors, very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-09-02 2:37]

A great couple. Truly beautiful image. Excellent imaging technique! Very interesting note, too.



Hi , Christodoulos
Very nice shot and superb focus. The POV is perfect and also the composition. Excellently presented.

Hi Christodoulos
ha... ha... Weevils couples look really very funny by the "facial expression" of this bugs!... Nice shot, great (really grest) colors, and correct POV.

Hello Chritodoulos,

an magnificent image.
Razar sharpness with good low pov and details.
Fine colors.


Desconocía esta especie de Lixus; curiosos y preciosos su color, y tú
dándole tu toque característico. Excelente trabajo.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Great work on this unusual shot. The sharpness and detail are outstanding. Have a great weekend my friend, Bill

Hola Christodoulos.
Excelente macro.gran detalle y colorido.Oportuno disparo .
Buen fin de semana

Hi Christodoulos,
impressively well detailed presentation of these very small weevils in copula that look so attratively colourful and fluffy.
Valuable, very well decriptive presentation of a rare species, of high aesthetical appeal.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-06 0:16]

Hello Christodoulos,
very lively capture of these little red bugs. The sharpness is so splendid, though it is such a small specie. Well composed with sharpness so excellent.
The red on green view is attractive to the eyes.


Hello Christodoulos,
interesting photography for these bugs in love, these bugs have a form of the indeed funny head. Photography of good quality, optimal clearness with natural colors. Very good and compliments!

Best Regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of these lovers on action,
with fine POV, DOF, and the way diagonally
they are framed on the image, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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