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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by jryoung1947, Jun 15, 2007.
He is lurking right under the Harvestman.
Who still has his eye out for Bob
Seems I have to chime in now.
I did not know the species by heart of course, because to date there are more than 60.000 described species of weevils worldwide.
But, here's where a certain level of knowledge in beetle systematics helps.
I knew it is a weevil (family Curculionidae), I knew it belongs to the subfamily Ceutorhynchinae, I knew it's from N-America and it reminded me of the European genus Mononychus. Narrowed down like that, it took me half a minute to find it in bug-guide.net:
Bug-guide.net is a phantastic website, but without a bit more than a basic knowledge in insect systematics it is immensely difficult to use the identification guide.
Forgot to mention - the weevil pic looks heavily cropped.
The harvest man pic is very good.
Thanks so much I am enjoying this. Just need a bit of help to get started. The weevil was buried in foliage
Is that an Iris (growing in the water) he's sitting on?
Our European species (Mononychus punctum-album) is solely found on Iris pseudacorus.
Just a common iris in my yard (Iris sibirica) I think.
Very interesting information as well.
Thanks again Harry
The harvestman looks like he is levitating. Maybe he was ready to jump right at you and give you a scare.
He did startle me. Heck I've eaten soft shelled crabs smaller