A few moments with a bird-turd weevil

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I spent some time this evening photographing this very cool-looking weevil, Cryptorhynchus lapathi, AKA the Poplar and Willow Borer. I found it clinging to a bridge in Hastings Park looking very much like a dried bird poop.

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Weevils (Curculionidae) are widely held to be the cutest beetles, and this one was no exception. Something about their snout and beady little eyes makes them adorable. That’s what I think anyhow. You be the judge.

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“I don’t always bore into trees, but when I do, it is a poplar or willow”.

 

 

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