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Painted Weevil? Rare?

Painted Weevil? Rare?
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Copyright: Chris Belcher (chrisbnp) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 18:03
Viewed: 4475
Points: 10
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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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Hello Chris,
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.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-22 18:28]

Hi Chris,
Welcome to TN! Wonderful and colorful insect.
TFS, José M.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-22 19:25]

Hola Chris:
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!

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...

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [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

  • Rufino (8)
  • [2008-09-20 16:20]

Hello Chris,
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

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