A Weevil what?

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Weevil (Acalles camelus). I think this one is a mature boll weevil. Captured with a Canon 30D and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens with a Canon 12mm ext-tube (first time use an ext-tube) and this DIY Ring-Flash

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    Oh, yea, this guy was taken at the Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin, TX...needless to say, I was a sweat-pool coming back to work from lunch break today :lol:

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    Marvelous pix.

    I've never seen a weevil I guess.

    Interesting little critter!
     
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    God I wish I could stop myself from opening up the bug pictures. They all freak me out.

    Awesome pics, though. <shudder>
     
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    Brilliant! Love the detail! :)
     
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    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the comments...davebmck, thanks...looks as if this one is a female boll weevil.

    -Roy
     
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    love the detail too.
    how creepy little creature.
    is that for real?
     
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    I love the second one! The first one to, but I love how its almost "looking" at you in the 2nd. I find them sometimes but I never got to photograph one.
     
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    davebmck TPF Noob!

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    Yea, that's a good website to bookmark. They have a page where you can post a picture with a request for identification if you find something you can't identify.
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How big was this little critter? He looks quite tiny.

    Mark
     
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    Amazing pics and very nice details:thumbup:
    weevils are cool.
     

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