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Phyllobius glaucus

Phyllobius glaucus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-14 23:31
Viewed: 3348
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
More colored for a change:

The no-english-name weevil is Phyllobius glaucus (Scopoli, 1763; Coleoptera; Curculionidae). It is 10 mm long. I found it (as usual with me) in my backyard.

ID: there are many species of Phyllobius and there is a similar genus, Polydrosus. The latter genus is chiefly separated by a clear cut black antennal groove towards the eye. I cannot be sure to have hit on the right species. My best source of inspiration was www.koleopterologie.de/gallery/index.html.
The members of the genus Phyllobius are known to have green scales and to sit on leaves of herbs, bushes or trees. The larvae live in the soil.

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Hallo Dietrich
A delightful image with pleasant details to admire and observe. The features of this backyard visitor are really impressive and well photographed. The green leaf it is resting on emphasizes the insect’s details to its best. I just love the size of the big black eye, and the bit of metallic green seen on its thorax. Great macro Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-14 23:58]

Hi Dietrich,
Very beautiful close up.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.POV,sharpness,clear details,lighting and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-15 0:10]

Hello Dietrich
An interesting bug capture with perfect focus, sharp details and natural colors

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-15 2:09]

Lieber Dieter,
Da hast Du wieder Wunder gewirkt. Jedes Detail von diesem Winzling sind zu sehen! dazu eine schöne dezentrierte Darstellung und beste Bildschärfe.
Ein sehr feines und interessantes Posting!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-15 2:31]

Beautiful image of this weevil, excellent pose and good exposure. tfs.

Hi Dietrich,
Very well captured, the light is nice and the outcome of the colors is very good. They are very small insects, Congratulations by your good effort made by the approach. You're very lucky to find these species in your backyard!

hello Dietrich
this is a very good picture withgood light and great sharpness
beautiful colours and good details
greeting lou

Hi Dietrich

Another excellent capture from your backyard. Excellent sharpness, details and composition of this tiny weevil. I wonder if if your counted how many insects you have recorded from your backyard, I imagine its an impressive list.


Hello Dietrich
what a beautiful Weevil species and its great macro shot, with sharp details, great POV, composition and exposure. colors and light using superb. thanks for sharing it,
best wishes and have a good night

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  • buin Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 10] (64)
  • [2010-02-04 3:49]

Hallo Dieter!
Ein Foto, das nicht besser sein könnte - in jeder Hinsicht. Dieser Rüssler hat sich ja richtiggehend in Pose gestellt und der unscharfe Hintergrund hebt ihn noch zusätzlich gut hervor. Die Farben sind wunderbar natürlich. Hut ab!
Ich hoffe, Dir geht es gut und Deine letzten Reisen waren wieder erlebnis- und erfolgreich. Wirklich schade, dass Du nicht mehr auf TE zu sehen bist...Ich habe heute hier ein Foto eingestellt und dachte, schau doch mal nach, ob "meyerd" hier noch existiert... ;-)) Die Freude war groß!
Grüße aus dem Schneechaos!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-04 23:00]

Lieber Dieter!

Ich war schon lange nicht mehr in deiner Galerie und habe dieses wunderschöne Bild verpasst. Es ist typisch für deine Qualität und die Liebe zum Detail. Das Insekt ist perfekt fotografiert und die ausgezeichnete Schärfe hebt feine Einzelheiten hervor.

As liebs Grüessli


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-19 7:25]

Hi Dietrich,
A magnificent image. This insect is very well played.
Nice POV that allows us to see more details.
Have a quiet day,

Hi MF Dietrich,

Amazing post. Such a fine opportunity you got to take this photo, good use of the focal length to get this close. The DOF looks like it has worked wonders too. The colours look nice and eye-catching, and the details look extremely sharp from where I'm sitting. Impressive capture MF!
TFS and have a nice WE!

Ps. Thanks for additional info on Costa rica event!

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