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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 12:34
Viewed: 1179
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Curculionidae is the family of the "true" weevils (or "snout beetles"). In 1998 it was recognized as the largest animal family, with over 40 000 species described worldwide at that time. However, it is surpassed by the family Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) with over 60 000 species. Even among the beetles (Coleoptera), the family Staphylinidae, with 58 000 species, surpasses it.

It also includes the bark beetles as subfamily Scolytinae, which are modified in shape in accordance with their wood-boring lifestyle. They do not much resemble other weevils, so they were traditionally considered a distinct family, Scolytidae. The family also includes the ambrosia beetles, of which the present-day subfamily Platypodinae was formerly considered the distinct family Platypodidae.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-22 15:38]

Hi Marx,very nice capture of this specie,so funny and curious with its big nose,a great macro made with fine detail and excellent colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Marx
great sharpness macro of this weevil
good details and nice light with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

nice shot..
very sharp..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-23 6:23]

Hi Marx,
Very nice close-up of this insect. Amazing colors with sharpness details and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Marx,
To me a new Weevil.Here just black one I have seen.Well captured with good light management.Like BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bardzo ładny Ellescus scanicus. I taki malutki...
Zdjęcie w 100% mi się podoba.


Brilliant. I'm new to this and must be honest...its not so easy to take a super sharp pic like this. Thnx for sharing

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