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Acorn Nut Weevil

By Ade_Osman    
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 Wink

Later folks.....Ade

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Acorn Nut Weevil Curculio venosus Weevils

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23 May 2012 8:29AM
Fantastic Ade, love it Smile


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MattB1987 6 458 England
23 May 2012 8:32AM
Lovely rich macro, the tones are perfect, detail is stunning, truly stunning image!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 8:53AM
Tremendous detail and very clever camera work to get it so sharp with a MP-E 65mm... unless it was dead?! Wink The leaf makes a complimentary and undistracting background.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 May 2012 9:02AM
Good details and tones in this good macro capture
Regards Richard
23 May 2012 9:27AM
Amazing detail and tones.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 May 2012 9:47AM
Excellent macro image, Ade: hope Sue gets the thumbs up from the cardiologist. My best wishes to you both.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
23 May 2012 10:00AM
wow, what a personality!@!
Excellent pose and top notch detail.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:30AM
A brilliant well written and composed pre-narrative supported by a great image, full of natural colours and superb detail, great photograph.

Regards Nathan
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 May 2012 11:56AM
Your images are always superbly detailed Ade but this one is better than ever. A cracking good capture.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 May 2012 12:11PM
Super macro Ade and a very interesting write up , hope all goes well for the wife's check up and things get back to normal ( what's normal Wink Grin )

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 May 2012 12:50PM
Looks like something from another planet Ade !!
Super shot.
And hope all goes well at the hospital.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 May 2012 1:42PM
Fantastic close up Adrian.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 May 2012 1:49PM
Looks like you have raised the bar again! Fantastic!
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 1:59PM
wow!!! you got closer than me Smile superb capture as always Smile
hope Sue gets the all clear
bun Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 2:59PM
That is what you call well detailed Ade
great shot
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
23 May 2012 3:23PM
Excellent close-up.
I hope the news is good, having gone through the same problem myself, just over a year ago, and getting the all clear, after about 9 months with regular checks at the local clinic and a couple of visits, and scans, to the cardiologist, I know how you feel. I now only take 1 tablet per day, simply as a preventative measure, and that is no problem at all.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 May 2012 3:26PM
Fascinating little beastie beautifully captured, Ade. Hope everything went well for Sue today at hosp.

23 May 2012 3:35PM
Excellent macro shot showing great detail.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 May 2012 3:38PM
What an absolute sweetie. I love him. Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 May 2012 6:06PM
Astounding detail in this close up Ade, he looks like a cross between a clanger and Pinochio! Hope Sue is given the all clear, Ed
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 May 2012 8:04PM
Very very good

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 May 2012 8:48PM
Cheers guys haven't long got in......Sue's doing just fine and is thankfully well on the mend, she starts re-hab tomorrow. The recuperation/rest has done her well and has been good. Time to get her back to where she was before the attack now!......Get back to work woman GrinGrinGrinGrin

Golly what's a response to this image.....Cheers Guys/Gals


Edit:- Weevil was returned alive by the wayGrin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 May 2012 8:58PM
A cracker Ade - love the colour.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 10:40PM
gorgeous picture love the detail
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 3:58AM
A wanderful looking beastie and very well captured! Bravo! IB

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