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    A female spiny giraffe weevil / long necked beetle. Rather similar to the Cycnotrachelus sp i photographed before except with spines.

    ID appreciated.

    Edit: Hoplapoderus hystrix (Fabricius, 1801).

    Celtis sp host plant?

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    1. M.D.Parr 38 months ago | reply

      What a little gem!! Great detail and DOF there, well found and taken Kurt!

    2. PheCrew 38 months ago | reply

      wonderful shot and details !

    3. Mankamundo PhotoArt 38 months ago | reply

      Looks like one of them Mario Bros creatures!

    4. tobyjug5 38 months ago | reply

      good lighting, looks quite reflective. Comic looking chap.

    5. kata_batic 38 months ago | reply

      This is really a great macro!

    6. greenkayak 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome image. Love the spiny back.

    7. Arrowsmith_ 38 months ago | reply

      Excellent set, Kurt! What a fantastic looking weevil. Beautiful technique.

    8. The Bald Eagle1 38 months ago | reply

      An amazing insect. First look at one of these. Excellent work.

    9. Gustavo Mazzarollo 38 months ago | reply

      It's perfect and friendly.

    10. Johnwctsang 38 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture my friend !!!

    11. Lord V 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture Kurt
      Brian v.

    12. Gerris2 37 months ago | reply

      This critter is one of the coolest beetles I have seen; is it a Chrysomelid beetle?

    13. Nikonian72 37 months ago | reply

      *Your picture is invited to the Macro Life Pool * this shot is just what we need Brilliant !!
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    14. steb1 37 months ago | reply

      What a great capture Kurt. This really is a fascinating weevil little Weevil. Top class framing for the best view of it.

    15. Tonkita2 37 months ago | reply

      Amazing weevil !!!

      I saw this wonderful insect in:

    16. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      Nicely composed and shot

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