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Still showing images taken from my archives, as the weather is so cold, all the bugs are hibernating!
I thought it was about time a clanger made a re-appearance on ePZ, just hope it won’t be too long before they show their delightful little faces in the meadow again.
A weevil is any beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. They are usually small, less than 6 millimetres (0.24 in), and herbivorous. There are over 60,000 species in several families, mostly in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). Weevils are often found in dry foods including nuts and seeds, cereal and grain products. Primitive weevils are distinguished by having straight antennae, while true weevils have elbowed antennae, the elbow occurring at the end of the first antennal segment. I believe this little fella to be a true weevil, lixus paraplecticus.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lixus paraplecticus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Jan 2012 - 6:19 AM
Tags:Clanger, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:86
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 6:26 AM

Hooray, I love clangers. More amazing close ups Carol, love all of them.

Andy

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pankaj_dutta
25 Jan 2012 - 6:31 AM

Lovely close-up

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Chinga
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25 Jan 2012 - 6:42 AM

Super captures! Lovely Beastie! Looks a bit like an ant eater! Well seen. IB

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 6:51 AM

Looks like he could do some real damage with that snout Wink 3 great shots Carol.

Glyn

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:36 AM

V2 the shaper image..
V3 I like to look at...
Great set of images again...
Magic work...
Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 432 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:49 AM

Great, the clangers are such fun - great set Carol - Carole

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:59 AM

oh how weve missed them Grin carol nice to see them back a cracking set brilliant detail v1 just nicks it for me today but not by much nice ones Wink
andy

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franken
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25 Jan 2012 - 7:59 AM

A superb set of macro's!

Ken

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barbarahirst
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25 Jan 2012 - 8:03 AM

He really is a handsome chappie..
Love all three

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 8:08 AM

Handsome chappie Carol. Great et.
Joan.

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User_Removed
25 Jan 2012 - 8:22 AM

Three excellent and very detailed captures.

Lucien.

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Rock
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25 Jan 2012 - 8:28 AM

A very interesting insect and so well captured.

Rock

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LynneJoyce
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25 Jan 2012 - 8:32 AM

Love these little guys, and these three are 1st class.

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 8:32 AM

great set lovely macro shots.
steve

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 8:38 AM

Great shots. I love the schnozzle.

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gingerdelight
25 Jan 2012 - 8:45 AM

Just love your Clangers!! Superb captures Carol!
Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:04 AM

Welcome back Mummy Clanger!
Moira

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:07 AM

Fine detail Carol.
Cloudy & + 8C here this morning and no wind for a change

Adrian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 9:55 AM

Three detailed images of this wee fellow with a big name, Carol, each beautifully captured.
Ronnie.

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 8873 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 10:03 AM

wow three cracking shots Carol, an unusual insect but top macro work
Neil

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 10:09 AM

Nothing like a sweet clanger to make me smile in the morning. Smile V2 for me - I like the vertical cling.
Chris

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digital_boi
25 Jan 2012 - 10:45 AM

good to see the return of the clangers they are great and another fine set of three love em

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
25 Jan 2012 - 11:10 AM

Hi Carol not like the one on the telly,lol, good shots gray

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:22 AM

Strange looking critter but still a good image Carol.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:23 AM

Three brilliantly detailed images, Carol of this wee clanger. All three captured beautifullySmile
Take care, Pauline

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Stace
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25 Jan 2012 - 11:37 AM

Beautiful bug Carol, excellent capture

Stace

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TonyDy
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25 Jan 2012 - 11:46 AM

You can certainly find these unusual creatures.
Super shots, Carol.
Tony

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Joline
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25 Jan 2012 - 12:37 PM

They are such comical creatures....like old men with big noses.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 12:45 PM

True, they do look comical.that one is certainly not the lesser of two weevils!

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FeatherFriend
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25 Jan 2012 - 1:11 PM

Love the big nose Carol, lovely detail in all 3,
Geoff.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 1:20 PM

Never seen a real one before, so I'm glad I've been shown one by an expert. Wink

Barry

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Ade_Osman
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25 Jan 2012 - 1:30 PM

I look at this and it just makes me even more bloody impatient for the spring to arrive......There I am, I've got all my bits including all the lab bits and bobs for catching insects and they're all asleep and hiding. Despite me going on a big hunt in the garden everyday. The only consolation is knowing it's just the same for you Tongue Well done again Carol.....

Ade Sad

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Daisymaye
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25 Jan 2012 - 2:10 PM

Must be a new season. Haven't seen one of these for awhile. Three great shots Carol.............Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Jan 2012 - 3:29 PM

Nice to see the clangers back! Wink Three super close-ups, Carol, each equally cracking shots, think it's a third of a vote for each today! Smile
Trev Smile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 3:29 PM

Love the nose Carol,brilliant detail.well captured,,Lin

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sparrowhawk
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25 Jan 2012 - 4:03 PM

brilliant !! but were is the soup dragon ?

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moiral
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25 Jan 2012 - 4:42 PM

What a name it has Carol, sound like me on a night out WinkGrin. 3 very good close ups. Moira

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 4:45 PM

Interesting information carol and 3 fine capture.
regards
Yung

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AnnChown
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25 Jan 2012 - 5:15 PM

I've never seen a close up of one of these. Three brilliant captures Carol - love them all! They're such cuties! Smile
Ann

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gilbertmjake
25 Jan 2012 - 5:17 PM

Great captures & detail, strange little creatures, nice one !

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 5:42 PM

Proper bug.
jon

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evelen
evelen  9 England
25 Jan 2012 - 6:42 PM

another wonderful set carol.
eve.Grin

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:03 PM

What an amazing looking creature great capture Carol. Paul

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jaktis
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25 Jan 2012 - 7:11 PM

What a cutie

Peter

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HeathMcDonald
25 Jan 2012 - 7:26 PM

Very nice Carol, great looking weevil. Smile

Heath

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illiboy
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25 Jan 2012 - 7:44 PM


Quote: Welcome back Mummy Clanger!
Moira

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Brian65
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25 Jan 2012 - 8:08 PM

3 FAB shots Carol.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
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25 Jan 2012 - 8:13 PM

have missed the clangers, this is a lovely exposure with good rich tones

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PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 - 8:24 PM

Amazing captures
Paul

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25 Jan 2012 - 8:28 PM

Funny looking bug, beautifully captured Carol.
Vanda

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NobbytheNobster

Graet shot Carol, excellent detail and good presentation Smile
Congrats on winning the ephoto comp Smile
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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 8:43 PM

'v1 is my Top Pick,' of these three superb macro images, Carol~

~ Peter Smile

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JimV
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26 Jan 2012 - 3:57 AM

Seeing him in such detail he looks a bit prehistoric, like something from Jurrasic Park, once again fabulous images Carol!
Rgds., Jim

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26 Jan 2012 - 6:26 AM

Top shelf set Carol - love these little blokes with the big 'ooters ...Bill

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
26 Jan 2012 - 9:20 AM

made me smile ! Great images .GillSmile

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Ayoob
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26 Jan 2012 - 11:44 PM

An amazing close-up and capture great set of images Carol..........Grin

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28 Jan 2012 - 9:40 PM

A marvellous set of macros Carol, if you haven't given these your vote you've dropped a real clanger!

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