Painted Weevil? Rare?
|Copyright: Chris Belcher (chrisbnp) (38)|
|Date Taken: 2007-01-22|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 18:03|
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|Best I have been able to find out thus far is that this is a rare form of the Painted Weevil. I've only found one reference to it in Florida. I'd appreciate it if someone could fill me in on this specimen.|
Wouldn't you know it my first post and I uploaded the wrong image.. This one is OOF! I'll repost in the morning. I'm so embarassed.
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Welcome to TN!. I like very much the incredible colours of this weevil, only I found it out of focus but still an interesting shot. I´m sorry I can´t help in the ID.
- [2007-01-22 18:28]
Welcome to TN! Wonderful and colorful insect.
TFS, José M.
- [2007-01-22 19:25]
Welcome to TN. Good shot. Este es un espčcimen muy raro y muy bello por su colorido. Es una compo muy interesante para tu debut. ˇFelicitaciones!
- [2007-01-23 2:22]
Nice picture of a superb specimen indeed.
I think this is Eurhinus magnificus, normally known from Central America. Perhaps an accidental import ?
Welcome to TN...
- [2007-01-23 13:21]
Welcome to TN Chris... very interesting first post with great colors and details.
I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background.
I like it: framing, notes.
I don't like it: nothing to grumble.
Be careful with the loss of quality for the compression of image, since this only has 51Kb. when TN allows 200Kb.
Thank you and a cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
This is indeed Eurhinus magnificus (as mentioned by pgmoni). It is well-established in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, to which it was introduced from Central America. See the following web page for details: http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/orn/beetles/Eurhinus_magnificus.htm