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Phyllobius argentatus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Phyllobius argentatus (NL: Groene snuitkever / EN: Silver-green leaf Weevil / DE: Silberne Grünrüssler, Silbriggrüne Laubholzrüssler, Goldgrüne Blattnager / FR: Charançon) is a slender and elongate weavil. It's size varies between 3.8 and 6.0mm. The upper surface is covered with scales almost round to slightly elongate and with pale pubescence. It also has pale red/yellow femora. The front femora are relatively swollen with a large tooth. Whilst commonly an arboreal species found on broadleaf trees it can also be found on low herbaceous vegetation such as Urtica dioica or Convallaria majalis as in this image.

Wijnegem (BE) – 04/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Well captured…..’’

4 Jun 2012 7:35am

Sockpuppet from Adelaide, Australia

wow. i am seeing some absolutely stunning macro work on Aminus3 recently.

i add this shot to that category! well done.

4 Jun 2012 7:40am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette macro!! j'aime++++++

4 Jun 2012 8:05am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wat een prachtige foto !!!
Mooie belichting, kleuren en scherptediepte.
Ik wens je een prettige dag, Johan.

4 Jun 2012 8:10am

Bruno F from France

Excellent macro shot !

4 Jun 2012 7:49pm

shahriar mohimi from kerman, Iran

nice micro shot i like it , Greating from Iran

4 Jun 2012 9:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


4 Jun 2012 10:11pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/30 second
ISO 200
150 mm