Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ABC Wednesday - E

Eupholus bennetti writ large
c. Suzanne Wagner
From Wikipedia...
Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae.  The genus includes some of the most colorful of the weevils.  The color may serve as a warning to predators that they are distasteful.  Most species feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals.  The species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands.  This genus was described by French entomologist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval in 1835.
The making of a Eupholus!
The actual specimen that the photo was taken from is just over one inch long.  

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9 comments:

  1. Slightly scary but amazing work.

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  2. Very interesting, and I love the pencil drawing. Excellent.

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  3. My first reaction: EEEEEK!
    Nice work.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Well, Suzanne, that is an interesting insect! Though a bit scary. I am not an expert on insects. As a child I hated cockroaches, and I still do. I am glad I live in a colder climate now. Thank you for the information!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  5. Yes, a nice Beetle! Impressive!

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  6. Interesting!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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