Snout Beetle

May 24th, 2011 - 6:01 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

18mm | January 20, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

Black and White Weevil

May 11th, 2011 - 8:10 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 1 Comment

15mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

My SWAG for this weevil is Cholus costaricensis, based only on illustration 16 on this plate from the Electronic Biologia Centrali-Americana. I could find no other information about this species online, but the name fits!

It’s got some fancy feet.

Fancy Foot

Mating Snout Beetles

February 14th, 2011 - 5:54 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

2mm | January 17, 2011 | Cahuita National Park, Limon Province, Costa Rica

These beetles are tiny. Each one is only a few millimeters long.

Colorful Snout Beetle

February 6th, 2011 - 9:00 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 3 Comments

12mm | January 17, 2011 | Cahuita National Park, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I really love the colors on this snout  beetle. Check out the detail. The image is not quite as sharp as I’d like, but just look at all those little colorful scales.

Detail

Velvety Yellow Snout Beetle

October 28th, 2010 - 7:28 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

January 27, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I resisted the urge to touch this one. It just looks so soft.

Pumped Up Snout Beetle

September 13th, 2010 - 8:48 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | 1 Comment

January 26, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This one looks like it has been doing push-ups on that leaf. Check out those foreleg femurs!

Snout Beetle with Orange Bands

September 6th, 2010 - 10:40 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

January 26, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil