Eurhinus magnificus shiny weevil
A twinkle caught my eye so I took a closer look at the glimmer on the Australian Pine needle. I'd never seen a bug like this before!
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil half hidden behind an Australian Pine needle
I held my breath and carefully maneuvered the camera over the pine needles to try to get and unobstructed view without scaring the shiny bug away.
The sun was overhead; I needed to gently move the branch to get the face of the bug in the light.
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil on an Australian Pine needle
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil
Phew, the little metallic bug didn't fly away! Oh look, it's some kind of weevil - check out that snout!
I had to get closer. I was reaching too far into the trees for a steady close-up but I was so afraid that I'd scare this amazing bug away.
As it turned out, I did - scare it away that is. It tumbled off of the needle, as weevils are wont to do, but fortunately I caught it and captured one remarkable picture before it flew away.
It's easy to see how this tiny Eurhinus magnificus weevil earned the name magnificus. Wow, what a beauty if ever a bug could be called such!
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil
close-up of a shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil
close-up of shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil with its wings spread
shiny metallic Eurhinus magnificus weevil about to fly off of my hand
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