A Weevil in the Bluebells

These 3 shots are of a Weevil found in some bluebells at High Wood, Bradbury Rings, nr Wimborne.

I often see these at this time of the year and like to get them on the bluebells where they can be found.  I’ve always called them an “Elephant” Weevil, due to the snout.  However after reading around the web I believe this is either an Acorn or a Nut Weevil.  (Curculio glandium or  Curculio nucum).  I am led to believe that you can only tell them apart with the aid of a microscope.

Anyhow onto the shots – the 2 with green in the background have been taken with a green card in the background to stop the black background effect.

Weevil on Bluebell

Weevil on Bluebell

Weevil on Bluebell. (An Acorn or Nut Weevil).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F13 1/200.

Weevil looking out of bluebells.

Weevil looking out of bluebells.

Weevil looking out of bluebells. (An Acorn or Nut Weevil).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.

Acorn or Nut Weevil on Bluebells.

Acorn or Nut Weevil on Bluebells.

Acorn or Nut Weevil on Bluebells.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.

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Author: Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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