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Vine Weevil

Found this vine weevil (Otiorhyncus sulcatus) in my kitchen this morning, which was a bit unusual. The bad news is that there are probably many more in my pots outside and my begonia tubers will get eaten by their larvae again.

Put it on a piece of white card where it oblingingly stayed put long enough to get a couple of shots using 35mm macro:



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Re: Vine Weevil

I am a bug-lover, but i hope you squished it. There is an effective nematode worm available, you will have to treat soon though as the root damage will start in september/october. You should go out at night and search foliage and walls by torch light, and dispatch all adults you find.
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Re: Vine Weevil

Hate it, hate it.
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Re: Vine Weevil

The vine weevil, that is, not the photo. The photo's great.
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Re: Vine Weevil

I know, so do I.

Ashamed to say I will be getting the Vine Weevil Killer juice out to drench my begonia pots.

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Re: Vine Weevil

In the kitchen!
In our kitchen the slugs'd eat it. (Probably not)

Creatures everywhere.

Super photo!
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Re: Vine Weevil

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In our kitchen the slugs'd eat it. (Probably not)
Time to start cooking in the house Ulfric You can still go out for a pee though

Cracking shot Martin. The armour on this beastie is very impressive.

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Re: Vine Weevil

Great shot! I like the fact that there is no background visible what's so ever. Well done!
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