The Weevil is Nuts

The Weevil is a Nut Weevil… I finally got round to looking the ID up, previously I just called it “elephant weevil” after it’s trunk.  It has an interesting life-cycle and yes the nose is a trunk! An interesting video of its lifecycle can be found on National Geographic – the acorn weevil is of the same type of weevil ( The one I shot could well be a Hazel nut weevil- as the wood has lots of these trees). This little weevil is always attractive, especially when found on bluebells, which I often see it on at Garston Wood.  Finding one again in a visit in April that was co-operated and posed not just for me, but also my brother – see his shots on his website, allowed me to get up close with the MPE-65mm and use a variety of cards in the background.

Here’s the best of the co-operative little weevil.

All  Taken  on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens. ISO 200 F11 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  Diffuser – Dove Deodorant Tops.

Nut Beetle on Bluebells (1)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (1)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (2)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (2)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (3)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (3)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (4)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (4)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (5)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (5)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (6)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (6)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (7)
Nut Beetle on Bluebells (7)

Now – why the Weevil is Nuts title ?

Well, when holding the card for my brother, I shot this other one moving about – note its head inside the body…

Nut Beetle on the move (1)
Nut Beetle on the move (1)
Nut Beetle on the move (2)
Nut Beetle on the move (2)

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Chris

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

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