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Another shot taken with my cheap macro set-up that consists of a reversed 50/1.4 lens with a $10 set of extension tubes and an off camera diffused, handheld flash. Shot at f/22.

From what I have found, this little guy is a Long Nosed Weevil (Rhinotia hemistictus). This one really didn't want his portrait taken. He kept moving away from the lens that was almost right on top of him. He didn't immediately fly away though, he just kept moving away until finally I got him at the perfect position..right on the corner of my deck's railing. I couldn't have asked for a better shot.

Some info on these little bastards:

"Many weevils are damaging to crops. The grain or wheat weevil (Sitophilus granarius) damages stored grain. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops. It lays its eggs inside cotton bolls, and the young weevils eat their way out."


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