Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Service Interruption

We apologize for the interrpution of service here at Gossamer Tapestry. Doug and Vincent will be heading out into the field shortly to release silver-bordered fritillaries. Gossamer Tapestry will resume usual blogging tomorrow. Meanwhile, enjoy this cactus weevil from Arizona.

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5 Comments:

At 23:26, Blogger Ur-spo said...

nasty looking weevil.

 
At 18:20, Anonymous rcwbiologist said...

That's not real right? That's a prop you took a picture of.

 
At 19:31, Blogger Doug Taron said...

Spo- I think that they look very cool. I know, I'm funny that way.

RCW- This beetle is very real. I have a small series in my collection from last year. It isn't even the biggest weevil in my collection- however that one comes from the tropics, so it doesn't really count.

 
At 16:39, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I did some collecting in Arizona a few weeks ago and am working on labeling my specimens. I caught this weevil at Florida Canyon on Aug 11th. Do you know the spp?

Thanks- kandis

 
At 09:33, Blogger Doug Taron said...

kandis - The weevil is in the genus Scyphophorus. I posted the image on BugGuide.net. There was agreement on the genus identification, but it is hard to call this one all the way to the species level.

 

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