Friday Beetle Blogging: Sexy Weevils

Baridine weevils, mating
Jatun Sacha, Napo, Ecuador

I’m pretty sure the tropics wouldn’t be quite so full of insects if the weevils didn’t devote so much time to making more weevils.


photo details:
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens & 12mm extension tube
Canon EOS 7D camera
ISO 200, f/18, 1/250 sec
remote strobe bounced off white paper

10 thoughts on “Friday Beetle Blogging: Sexy Weevils”

  1. Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you see those two weevils doctor?
    Dr. Stephen Maturin: I do.
    Capt. Jack Aubrey: Which would you choose?
    Dr. Stephen Maturin: [sighs annoyed] Neither; there is not a scrap a difference between them. They are the same species of Curculio.
    Capt. Jack Aubrey: If you had to choose. If you were forced to make a choice. If there was no other response…
    Dr. Stephen Maturin: [Exasperated] Well then if you are going to *push* me…
    [the doctor studies the weevils briefly]
    Dr. Stephen Maturin: …I would choose the right hand weevil; it has… significant advantage in both length and breadth.
    [the captain thumps his fist in the table]
    Capt. Jack Aubrey: There, I have you! You’re completely dished! Do you not know that in the service…
    [pauses]
    Capt. Jack Aubrey: …one must always choose the lesser of two weevils.

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