A twinkle caught my eye so I took a closer look at the glimmer on the
never seen a bug
like this before!
I held my breath and carefully maneuvered the camera over the pine
needles to try to get and unobstructed view without scaring the shiny
The sun was overhead; I needed to gently move the branch to get the face
of the bug in the light.
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
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
could be called such!