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Nut Weevil (Curculio sp., Curculionidae)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 30 June 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Curculio is a genus of weevils belonging the family Curculionidae and subfamily Curculioninae, including about 30 species worldwide. Members of the genus are commonly referred to as acorn weevils or nut weevils as they infest the seeds of trees such as oaks and hickories. The adult female weevil bores a tiny hole in the immature nut to lay her eggs, which then hatch into legless grubs. In the fall, the grubs bore holes through the shells from the inside to emerge into the soil where they may live for a year or two before maturing into adults.

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

SONY DSC-R1 1/160 second F/14.0 ISO 160 60 mm

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k@ from Paris, France

Love his face ;)

30 Jun 2014 12:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooow!
very nice shot!
Amazing & lovely!

30 Jun 2014 4:42pm

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Gorgeous capture!

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Langevine from Angers, France

intéressant

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SONY DSC-R1
1/160 second
F/14.0
ISO 160
60 mm

insect
macro
china
beetle
weevil
coleoptera
curculionidae