Asian Grey Weevil at Big Cypress WMA

 
 
 
Asian Grey Weevil at Big Cypress WMA
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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

This is a photograph of an Asian Grey Weevil that I captured while walking a trail in the Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area in Collier County, Florida off of Alligator Alley (I-75) at MM62. This is a new one for me but the Everglades are home for such diversity of life. The gear used in this digital photo of an Asian Grey Beetle was a Nikon D90 body attached to a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens and a macro light ring.

The Asian Grey Weevil (Myllocerus undatus Marshall)  is an Old World weevil native to Sri Lanka, but may be distributed over a wider area within Asia. Introduced populations in the United States are known only from Florida. The adult Asian Grey Weevil  grows to 7.0-8.5 mm long and whitish-grey with an irregular pattern of dark spots dorsally. The snout is short and quadrate and slightly expanded towards the apex. There is often a yellowish-orange patch below and behind each eye. The antennae are clubbed and elbowed. All the femora are armed with one to three spines on the lower surface near the distal end.

The Asian Grey Weevil is extremely polyphagous. At least 68 different hosts have been recorded, including: palms, citrus, crepe myrtle, ficus, hibiscus, lantana, cotton, and oaks.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/8
  • Credit - Alan S. Hochman
  • Camera - NIKON D90
  • Date Created - June 12, 2011, 12:10 pm
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 2000
  • Shutter speed - 1/125
  • Title - Asian Grey Weevil
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16 Comments

 
  1. Josh25 says:

    Very nice Alan

  2. KenF23 says:

    Love your subject matter

  3. Sandy4523 says:

    Cool wildlife photo

  4. Alan S Hochman Photo (@Photobug52) (@Photobug52) says:

    Asian Grey Weevil at Big Cypress WMA http://bit.ly/pXMFZT #asian #grey #weevil #featured #insects

  5. Ray1966 says:

    Lovely photo

  6. Anna.Soriota says:

    Awesomw pix

  7. DonnaW says:

    I Love Nature

  8. Robert.Lenny says:

    Wow Alan. Great photo

  9. Kenneth says:

    Masterpiece. Keep it up Alan.

  10. Pattie1545 says:

    I take it you live in Florida! :).

  11. BeeHive.121 says:

    I’m very impressed by your shots!

  12. BobbyS says:

    Impressive close up indeed Alan

  13. Maristela says:

    And that’s why I love nature!Splendid in every detail!

  14. Alan S. Hochman says:

    I totally agree!

  15. Sujittra Chaturongkul says:

    Great

  16. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you so much!

 

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