Acorn Nut Weevil Curculio venosus
Curious little critter this one measuring just about 5-6mm in length, the Acorn Nut Weevil lays its eggs inside acorns. The tiny little larvae then leave the acorn after it has fallen and then crawl into the ground, here they pupate where they will stay for one to two years before emerging as a new adult weevil to repeat the process. So if you've ever been out collecting acorns only to find they have tiny little holes in them, here's the culprit!!!
One shot image using the MP-E 65mm lens at approx X1.5 magnification.
Thanks for all the comments/votes on yesterdays Damselfly images, I will try and catch up with what everyone else has been up to later in the day. It's been 8 weeks now since Sue (the wife) had her heart attack, so I'm off to hospital with her most of day for her first check up with the cardiologist. Hopefully she'll get the green light and everything will get back to normal again, she certainly looks the picture of health at the moment, though she still tires very easily.......Chasing Cuckoos half way around the Somerset Levels the other day probably didn't do her much good mind
|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D |
|Lens:||Canon EF MP-E 65mm Macro |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||22 May 2012 - 8:25 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/16|