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Nut weevil

Nut weevil
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Copyright: Laurent GLANDON (lglandon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 27 N: 192] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 180 EX Macro, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-22 15:57
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Nut weevil (Liophloeus tessulatus)

6-9 mm in length

What habitats does it normally live in?
Woods, parks and gardens with oak and hazel. Central and northern Europe.

What does it feed upon?
Adults seen April to July visiting hawthorn blossom for nectar. The female uses her long snout to drill into a young hazel nut, then lays an egg in the hole. The emerging larva feeds on the kernel until autumn, when the nut falls to the ground. The larva gnaws its way out of the nut and digs into the soil to pupate over winter.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-05-22 16:09]

Quel magnifique macro ! Les détails et les couleurs sont fantastiques, tout comme la composition, le POV et le cadre. Il s'agit là d'un insecte vraiment étrange, que je n'avais encore jamais vu auparavant. Très joli !

Hi Laurent,
Which planet did you visit?!!
This is truly out of this world - what a macro - amazing!
Sharpness is right-on - all other aspects of the image are excellent as well.
TFS - Shir

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  • CCD Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 25] (422)
  • [2006-05-22 17:17]

Hi, super subject and I like the soft purple, contrasts with the sharp image of the weevil nicely.

cheers, Chris

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-05-22 17:30]

Bbrrrr... a ugly and strange creature on your photo........But you captured it very well; great sharpness so you can see the structure of the weevil. I do not like to meet this animal ever!!

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-05-22 18:23]

Hi Laurent.
Excellent macro, good shot.
Perfect sharpness. Composition, colour and exposure is excellent. Very well done. I like it.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-23 3:34]

Hi Laurent,
Wow, excellent macro! I can't see any nits here, everything is perfect. Outstanding details, perfect exposure, DOF is perfect, fantasstic work!

Tres belle image, mais... ce m'est absolument pas Curculio nucum. A vrai dire ca n'y ressemble meme pas vraiment, et la note s'en trouve hors de propos. Je pense qu'il s'agit en fait de Liophloeus tessulatus, qui vit sur le lierre.

Hi Laurent,
what a strange animal, I never saw it in nature, but I like your shot, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Laurent,
EXCELLENT close-up!
Very good DOF and sharp.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-24 13:25]

Laurent bonsoir, quel étrange animal!! Les details de son "habit" sont magnifiques et le support vegetal le met bien en valeur. Mes félicitations, Didier.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-07 14:59]

Gran captura de este pequeño insecto Laurent... impresionantes detalles con un gran contraste con la flor posterior.
Una artística presentación, realmente.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great capture of this small insect Laurent... impressive details with a great contrast with the bottom flower.
An artistic presentation, endeed.
Greetings... Ricardo

First, thank God for the creators of the internet, then google. i am from Nigeria and came across an interesting name in my language (zhingamale) for a weevil that feeds on nuts. my uncle gave me the initial descriptions, then i wanted to know more and googled "nut weevil" and found Laurent's amazing picture on TrekNature. jst signed up and hope to post some nature pics - thanks Laurent and TrekNature

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