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Cionus scrophulariae (Figwort Weevil) This guy was tiny! this is at 4:1 I would have missed him/her if it wasn't for the sharp contrast on the pink flower. Cionini,Cionus,Cionus scrophulariae,Figwort Weevil Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Cionus scrophulariae (Figwort Weevil)

This guy was tiny! this is at 4:1 I would have missed him/her if it wasn't for the sharp contrast on the pink flower.

    comments (6)

  1. Quite remarkable, I am wondering what that strange appendage is coming out of its 'nose'??
    Great find, great capture!
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire ^_^ Posted 7 years ago
  2. OK, I think I have worked it out. They have a pair on antennae but this one seems to have lost one which is why it looks rather odd. Either that or it did not come out on the photo. Still think it is great! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thats correct Claire, they have two antennae. This one does have both but due to the fstop/depth of field and point of focus you can't really see it. You can if you look closely :) Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
      1. Glad to know he /she is not disfigured!! Thank you!
        Posted 7 years ago
  3. Nice one Darryl ;-) Posted one year ago

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This weevil has a grey or blackish body with a patterned ribbed appearance and dark spots on the elytra. The head and thorax are pale.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Darryl Lane
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By Darryl Lane

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Uploaded Aug 10, 2015. Captured Aug 8, 2015 14:05.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/11.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 65mm