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Curculionidae II


Curculionidae II
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3885)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, B+W UV Haze MRC
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-22 13:04
Viewed: 1803
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Curculionidae, weevils, also called snout beetles or curculios (not to be confused with the genus Curculio), is the family of the "true" weevils (or snout beetles). With over 40,000 species described worldwide, it is the largest of any animal family.

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that, curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 mm to 40 mm.

Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species. With so many species to classify and over 400 genera, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, and authors disagree on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes.

The word "weevil" has been made famous by the boll weevil, which lays its eggs and eats inside cotton bolls, killing the plant.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2012-09-22 15:50]

Hi Marx,a beautiful specie and another great capture whit the best quality of details and colors,excellent point of view too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marx,
Nice presentation of a snout beetles,with its natural colour and clarity,My regards, _Joy.

excellent closeup. good lighitng and contrast. tfs.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-09-23 1:51]

Witaj,
Bardzo ciekawy chrzaszcz i jak sadze dosc drobny. Dobre uzycie POV.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-09-23 9:10]

Excellent sharpness and presentation. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation. Un saludo.

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