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lixus paraplecticus

By CarolG  
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.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Close-up and macro Clanger Weevil Wildlife and nature

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Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
25 Jan 2012 6:26AM
Hooray, I love clangers. More amazing close ups Carol, love all of them.


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Lovely close-up
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 6:42AM
Super captures! Lovely Beastie! Looks a bit like an ant eater! Well seen. IB
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
25 Jan 2012 6:51AM
Looks like he could do some real damage with that snout Wink 3 great shots Carol.

ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 7:36AM
V2 the shaper image..
V3 I like to look at...
Great set of images again...
Magic work...
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 7:49AM
Great, the clangers are such fun - great set Carol - Carole
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 7:59AM
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
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 7:59AM
A superb set of macro's!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:03AM
He really is a handsome chappie..
Love all three
8 10 10 England
25 Jan 2012 8:08AM
Handsome chappie Carol. Great et.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:22AM
Three excellent and very detailed captures.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
25 Jan 2012 8:28AM
A very interesting insect and so well captured.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:32AM
Love these little guys, and these three are 1st class.
STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
25 Jan 2012 8:32AM
great set lovely macro shots.
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
25 Jan 2012 8:38AM
Great shots. I love the schnozzle.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:45AM
Just love your Clangers!! Superb captures Carol!
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1766 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 9:04AM
Welcome back Mummy Clanger!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 9:07AM
Fine detail Carol.
Cloudy & + 8C here this morning and no wind for a change

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
25 Jan 2012 9:55AM
Three detailed images of this wee fellow with a big name, Carol, each beautifully captured.
cantona43 Plus
12 924 4 England
25 Jan 2012 10:03AM
wow three cracking shots Carol, an unusual insect but top macro work
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
25 Jan 2012 10:09AM
Nothing like a sweet clanger to make me smile in the morning. Smile V2 for me - I like the vertical cling.
25 Jan 2012 10:45AM
good to see the return of the clangers they are great and another fine set of three love em

25 Jan 2012 11:10AM
Hi Carol not like the one on the telly,lol, good shots gray
danbrann 13 636 17
25 Jan 2012 11:22AM
Strange looking critter but still a good image Carol.
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
25 Jan 2012 11:23AM
Three brilliantly detailed images, Carol of this wee clanger. All three captured beautifullySmile
Take care, Pauline
Stace 9 2 2 England
25 Jan 2012 11:37AM
Beautiful bug Carol, excellent capture

TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 11:46AM
You can certainly find these unusual creatures.
Super shots, Carol.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
25 Jan 2012 12:37PM
They are such comical old men with big noses.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Jan 2012 12:45PM
True, they do look comical.that one is certainly not the lesser of two weevils!
25 Jan 2012 1:11PM
Love the big nose Carol, lovely detail in all 3,
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 1:20PM
Never seen a real one before, so I'm glad I've been shown one by an expert. Wink

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
25 Jan 2012 1:30PM
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
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
25 Jan 2012 2:10PM
Must be a new season. Haven't seen one of these for awhile. Three great shots Carol.............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
25 Jan 2012 3:29PM
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
25 Jan 2012 3:29PM
Love the nose Carol,brilliant detail.well captured,,Lin
25 Jan 2012 4:03PM
brilliant !! but were is the soup dragon ?
moiral 7 12 Scotland
25 Jan 2012 4:42PM
What a name it has Carol, sound like me on a night out WinkGrin. 3 very good close ups. Moira
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 4:45PM
Interesting information carol and 3 fine capture.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 5:15PM
I've never seen a close up of one of these. Three brilliant captures Carol - love them all! They're such cuties! Smile
25 Jan 2012 5:17PM
Great captures & detail, strange little creatures, nice one !
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 5:42PM
Proper bug.
evelen 12 5 England
25 Jan 2012 6:42PM
another wonderful set carol.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 7:03PM
What an amazing looking creature great capture Carol. Paul
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2012 7:11PM
What a cutie

Mendipman 6 3 England
25 Jan 2012 7:26PM
Very nice Carol, great looking weevil. Smile

25 Jan 2012 7:44PM

Quote:Welcome back Mummy Clanger!


Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:08PM
3 FAB shots Carol.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 8:13PM
have missed the clangers, this is a lovely exposure with good rich tones
25 Jan 2012 8:24PM
Amazing captures
25 Jan 2012 8:28PM
Funny looking bug, beautifully captured Carol.
25 Jan 2012 8:38PM
Graet shot Carol, excellent detail and good presentation Smile
Congrats on winning the ephoto comp Smile
LexEquine 11 19 United States
25 Jan 2012 8:43PM
'v1 is my Top Pick,' of these three superb macro images, Carol~

~ Peter Smile
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
26 Jan 2012 3:57AM
Seeing him in such detail he looks a bit prehistoric, like something from Jurrasic Park, once again fabulous images Carol!
Rgds., Jim
goso 11 2 1 Australia
26 Jan 2012 6:26AM
Top shelf set Carol - love these little blokes with the big 'ooters ...Bill
26 Jan 2012 9:20AM
made me smile ! Great images .GillSmile
Ayoob 6 Australia
26 Jan 2012 11:44PM
An amazing close-up and capture great set of images Carol..........Grin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Jan 2012 9:40PM
A marvellous set of macros Carol, if you haven't given these your vote you've dropped a real clanger!

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