Saturday, June 30, 2012

Camera Critters #221

Friday morning I went outside to check on my Hollyhocks.  It and sunflowers are about the only flowers I really enjoy.  As I looked at the hollyhocks, I noticed a rather strange sight. 

I saw a lot of little bugs on one of my hollyhocks.  Just under an eighth of an inch long, half their length was their nose.  Of course, the first thing I did was grab my camera and screw on my closeup lens.

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After I photographed it, I identified it and found ways to remove it from my hollyhocks.  For those of you who don’t know, it is a Hollyhock Weevil.  I believe the one above is a male, as I saw several of the gray colored ones riding the backs of smaller, black weevils.

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8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking, thanks for sharing. It is a newbie for me. Have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool bug! thanks for sharing!

Misty DawnS said...

I think it should be called "Nosy Beetle" :-) Did you get your Hollyhocks evacuated?

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Never saw this critter before. Hope they spent more time mating than destroying your Hollyhocks.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Pia said...

This bug is new to me. What is he doing with this nose? Absorbing your holyhocks?

lina@happy family said...

Awesome close up. It's my first time to see it.

Mama Zen said...

Wow! Excellent capture!

Carole M. said...

that is a new critter for sure; great photo opportunity