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Star Wars Candidate (100)
willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
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

Identification:
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.

Where found:
Usually crawling on the ground or on lilies and aloes

Habits:
Slow moving beetles that feign death if touched or attacked. Some species are very long-lived, up to 30 years

Food:
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.

Shooting Details
Camera - Sony DSr-PDX10P
No Flash
Tripod No
F/Length 10mm
F Number F/3.4
Exposure Time 1/50sec

Cropped and resized for web.

Altered Image #1

willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Edited by:christophe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 57 N: 372] (1781)

I modified the contrast +21 and the hue +22 rightly, while hoping that it pleases you
In a friendly way Christophe