What the naked ...

By bricurtis
What the naked ..... eye cannot see !

A Weevil - found several eating fresh Buddleia shoots.

This monster is about 4mm body length.Smile

Looked liked a bit of dirt until I took a closer look - it's like a mini Anteater.

EDIT. Thanks to * KarenFB * for identifying this as a 'Weevil'

Thanks for stopping by - and special thanks to * davidhu * for his User Award on my previous image.

Tags: Insects Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Bug Close-up and macro Weevil Wildlife and nature All creatures great and small

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
23 May 2010 8:48PM
A beautiful little Weevil! I love the brilliant details you've caught. They are so cute, but very distructive!

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Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 8:49PM
Superb work considering the size, Well seen and captured
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 8:52PM
amazing capture Bri.

phil_j 12 134 4 England
23 May 2010 8:55PM
I would say what a beauty Bri, but that may be stretching things a bit!!, fantatsic work on getting so much detail in something so small.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 May 2010 9:06PM
Also incicative of some outstanding photography skills--

I love the placement of his antenae!

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 9:07PM
Ugly little devil but very good capture
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 9:15PM
Great capture!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 9:16PM
Great close-up.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 May 2010 9:25PM

Quote:A beautiful little Weevil! I love the brilliant details you've caught. They are so cute, but very distructive!

Thanks very much for the ID Karen - got my book out again and I can see from the long snout that it is a Weevil.
olbell 10 47 1 England
23 May 2010 9:31PM
Wow amazing detail! I cannot believe it is only 4mm long!

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
23 May 2010 9:43PM
Glad he's only 4 mm long & not the size I see him on the screen Brian Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 10:00PM

Quote:Glad he's only 4 mm long & not the size I see him on the screen Brian

exactly my feelings Brian but a great macro shot
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
23 May 2010 10:21PM
He's wonderful - methinks I'm going to have to consider my macro setup as I'd love to produce images like this....
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
24 May 2010 3:54AM
Awesome detail!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 May 2010 5:19AM
He's beautiful, Brian, very well captured. Carol
Ray42 10 3 England
24 May 2010 7:29AM
An excellent macro
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 7:59AM
Great capture, stunning sharp detail,Very very well done.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
24 May 2010 8:14AM
Fantastic close up Brian.
24 May 2010 8:29AM
Superb macro,
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 9:11AM
A truly superb macro.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 9:48AM
excellent DOF Brian, with fine detail where it matters. Superb macro photography.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 9:52AM
I've always been impressed by your ability to draw all the lovely details out of these macro shots Brian, but here you have surpassed yourself. Quite staggering in every sense, and well ugly too... Dave
goso 11 2 1 Australia
24 May 2010 10:12AM
Terrific macro Brian...Bill
Silverzone 10 2 England
24 May 2010 3:56PM
Superb capture. Sylvia
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 May 2010 5:45PM
Reminds me of those fellows from Hitchhiker's Guide Smile

This is one close close close CLOSE-UP, Brian, and so deliciously razor sharp too. Amazing...

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
24 May 2010 5:51PM
Here's another one I wish was from your paper bag of plastic look alikes Brian. Any thought of Weevils and my foot itches to SQUASH 'EM . It is amazingly sharp and now we know what the little devils look like xxxx Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 8:03PM
well spotted Brian...and even more so...very well taken

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
24 May 2010 8:09PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on this image - I am quite surprised by the response actually - really appreciate it.

@ Mavis - perhaps it is one of my plastic lookalikes !!!!! Wink

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
25 May 2010 9:10AM
He seems to have a sense of purpose about him Brian. Excellent detail as usual.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
26 May 2010 12:25PM
super macro, extra ordinary insect
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 6:18PM
4mm ? superb then !
Pegon 12 78 1 England
29 May 2010 1:53PM
Cracking detail captured Brian, I'd better check my buddleia bushes.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 May 2010 4:56PM
An amazing piece of macrowork, the detail is awesome especially considering this creature is so small

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