Metallic Green Weevil Eurhinus magnificus Gyllenha
This weevil is found in Florida, probably imported through plant trade. It feeds on host plants and are often metallic and vibrant, making them look like small psychedelic elephant bugs. Weevils are part of the Coleoptera family. They’re often found in foods including nuts and seeds, so careful when you’re opening your next bag of flour- there could be some weevils hiding out! (At least they make for a good source of protein)
…a iridescent species of baridine weevil that is native to Central America ranging from Mexico to Panama, However it has also been introduced to southern Florida as well. Adult E. magnificus are fairly small with individuals averaging at around 5.6 millimeters long. Like other weevils they inhabit and feed on a variety of plants. In Florida they are noted for feeding on Seasonvine and other Cissus spp.
A Stunning Collection of Beetles From Around the World
by Laura Poppick
Udo Schmidt, a retired researcher from Germany’s Federal Center for Meat Research in Bavaria, has been collecting beetles since his late 20s. Now, at 70, his beetle drawers have swelled to 30,000 specimens representing more than 6,000 species.
Schmidt is also a talented photographer, and has digitally archived his stunning collection on his website and Flickr.
“Since more than 350,000 species of beetles have been classified, and I have published photos of just 1,600 of them, there is absolutely no danger that I will run out of work,” Schmidt told Wired…
Australian scientists have proposed a new system of 3D imaging so entomologists can digitally share specimens (like the weevil shown above) in all their gross and glorious detail … and create larger than life 3D prints. The system involves photographing insects from dozens of angles, and then using those images to construct a 3D model.
Veronica Mars -1.05 “You Think You Know Somebody” "You know those people who can predict when change is coming in their life? I’m not one of them. Change has a way of just walking up and punching me in the face."
Have an adventuresome spirit. They are attracted to motorcycles, airplanes, sky diving, surfing, etc. They thrive on action, and are usually fearless. ISTPs are fiercely independent, needing to have the space to make their own decisions about their next step. They do not believe in or follow rules and regulations, as this would prohibit their ability to “do their own thing”. Although they do not respect the rules of the “System”, they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws.
Veronica Mars 1.07 “The Girl Next Door” ”The people who say high school years are the best years of your life are usually on the yearbook staff. I just pray that bake sales and pep rallies aren’t as good as it gets.”