A collection of some of my favorite weevil images, all shot in Malaysia. Funny how I didn't even know about these cute weevils before I took up macro photography.
Mostly taken with a Canon 40D, MPE65 1x-5x macro lens and MT24EX Twin Flash.
Episomus sp. weevil
All full flash, normally 1/200, F11, ISO100, 40D, MPE65 and MT24EX twin flash with DIY Diffuser.
A male giraffe weevil
A female giraffe weevil. Check out how she builds a nest to lay egg in here.
A spiny giraffe weevil, Hoplapoderus hystrix (Fabricius, 1801). More about this here.
Another type of giraffe weevil Leptapoderus (Soendapoderus) semirufus (Faust, 1883). More about this here.
A spiny weevil
Mecopus sp. - ID credit: Boris (thaptor on Flickr)
A fungus weevil
Natural light shot of a beautiful weevil. Tips on shooting with natural light here.
Weevil taking off. Shortlisted in Photoradar's POTY 2010 but that was as far as it went.
Mating pair of giraffe weevil/giraffe necked beetle. More about them here.
Weevil weevil rock you!
White fluffy weevil. The white stuff is not fungus/mold.
Another mating pair of giraffe weevil, with an ant watching:D. No sexual dimorphism in this species. Watch how a female build a nest here.
If you would like to check out some beautiful beetles of Malaysia, look here.
Great collection. I`ve added this article to the Magnified Nature meme (http://naturemagnified.blogspot.com/p/meme.html). Hope thats ok.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Tom :). Thanks for adding this to the Magnified Nature too!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photo! My jaw dropped! :OReplyDelete
Thanks, arcadia :)ReplyDelete