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Curculio glandium (Acron Weevil) Beautiful little specimen Acorn weevil,Curculio glandium,Geotagged,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Curculio glandium (Acron Weevil)

Beautiful little specimen

    comments (13)

  1. Beautiful! Posted 3 years ago
    1. He/She is indeed! Posted 3 years ago
      1. she :o) Posted 3 years ago
        1. I couldn't find a decent comparison of male and female rostrum. This ones body size was particularly small which made my initial thoughts lean more towards a male however, as I couldn't be sure I forwent the sex of the specimen in the description. It sounds like you could spot the sex outright, could you elaborate on your decision please? Posted 3 years ago
          1. Hi Darryl, sorry - I must have missed the notification of your reaction here. The rostrum is too long (compared to body size) for a male. The length of the rostrum and overall body size will both increase more or less in par, so the beetle being small doesn't make much of a difference. I'll see if I can cook up a comparison of male and female ... Posted 3 years ago
  2. A most excellent shot, Darryl! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! I was happy as soon as I got it. Sometimes the viewfinder can be deceptive with lighting and contrasts but I could tell the focus was spot on, as it brought out the lovely texturing of the specimen nicely. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I know what you mean. Even though it can be less than a mm in difference between a good and bad shot, I know when I push the shutter whether it was a hit or miss without looking at the image. But that's 1:1, surely 5:1 is quite a different situation, to say the least. Posted 3 years ago
        1. You still get that..press 'o sh*t I moved' moments, but your movements become a lot smaller unless your trying to shoot at odd angles and with odd footing (this is common for me lol) Posted 3 years ago
  3. Wow! Great shot! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you Christine :) ^_^ Posted 3 years ago
      1. You're welcome :) Posted 3 years ago
  4. Awesome shot with such detail and sharpness, well done Darryl ;-) Posted one year ago

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''Curculio glandium'' is a species of carpophagus weevil, known as the acorn weevil. It is native to eastern North America. It eats by a rostrum, an elongated snout, that is used for piercing. Male/Female differentiation can be determined using the rostrum as female's are longer. The larvae are short, and cylindrical in shape, and move by means of ridges on the underside of the body. Adults can reach a length of 4 to 8 mm.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Darryl Lane
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Uploaded May 27, 2019. Captured in 55 Bournewood, Hamstreet, Ashford TN26 2HL, UK.