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Weevil - Otiorhynchus clavipes

By Mendipman  
Another one from last year, there were quite a few of these weevils mainly on ash saplings, but as is often the case setting up a shot can be difficult, the slightest disturbance and the jump for it!

This pair seemed a bit more approachable, or so I thought, as I only managed a single shot in the end.

Best viewed large.

Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the overfly and also to Malcolm (M_squared), Tony (TonyDy), Paul (livinglevels), Ade (ade123), Fred (Fred263), Ian (chensuriashi) and Carol (canoncarol) for their User Awards and last but not least, to Phil (PhilT2) for the Guest Editor Award, all so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Summer Morning Wildlife Red Nature Macro Close Uk Sunrise England Close-up Natural Habitat Insect Beetle Green Close up Flora Europe Somerset July European Details Detail Britain Dew Brown Magnified Natural light Mating Mendips Arthropod Behaviour Entomology Detailed Biology Invertebrate Weevil Magnify Wildlife and nature Stoke Camp Heath McDonald Coleoptera Zoology Dew covered Mendip Wildlife Photography Western Europe Hexopod Curculionidae Otiorhynchus clavipes

Voters: bobpaige1, BillRookery, Badgerfred and 26 more

Comments


18 Mar 2017 10:09AM
Excellent Heath, great detail,
Fred.
18 Mar 2017 10:17AM
Wonderful detail, top notch macro shot.Smile
18 Mar 2017 10:23AM
WoW what a cracking shot
18 Mar 2017 10:32AM
Excellent shot
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 12:26PM
An outstanding image Heath. Pin sharp and perfect as always

Ade
18 Mar 2017 12:59PM
Well captured.
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 5:49PM
Super close-up, Heath.
Tony
18 Mar 2017 8:29PM
An outstanding close up, Heath.
CanonAndy22 9 6 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2017 7:34AM
Fantastic macro work Heath a really top shot Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2017 10:46AM
Beautiful macro image with great looking mating bugs...
Isabel GrinGrin

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