Star Wars Candidate (100)
|This guy could easily qualify for a leading role in Star Wars|
Lily Weevils Leliesnuitkewers ( Order Coleoptera - family: Curculionidae: Brachycerinae )
Size : 5 – 60mm
Number of Species: Hundreds
Robust, strongly sculptured, mostly brownish beetles, though some have coloured patterns. Like all weevils, the head is produced into a snout (rostrum) with the mouthparts at the end. The antennae are elbowed. They have fused wing cases and cannot fly.
Usually crawling on the ground or on lilies and aloes
Slow moving beetles that feign death if touched or attacked. Some species are very long-lived, up to 30 years
Adults feed on the leaves of bulbs, aloes and related plants. Larvae feed on the bulbs and growing points of aloes.
I found this guy walking in my backyard. I took quite a few shots of him and I hope you enjoy the image.
The specimen was about 18mm long.
Camera - Sony DSr-PDX10P
F Number F/3.4
Exposure Time 1/50sec
Cropped and resized for web.