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|Lixus angustatus (Fabricius, 1775)|
Common name: Snout beetle
Lixus angustatus is a beetle 5-6 mm long very common in Mediterranean countries. It mines the stem of herbaceous plants even though a few species attack the roots and buds. Female having long rostrums which are curved in shape in such a way that permits it to make holes in the stem into which it lay one egg. The larvae eat it in the following into which it completes its development. It attacks mainly the stem of Cirsium sp, Malva sp and leaves of Vicia faba. Not generally harmful to crops.
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Nice macro, Nikos.
The shot is well composed and I like the focus on the Beetle's eye.
a cheerfully nice encounter with this tiny beetle observing the world of fresh herbs in spring.
Pleasantly soft colours, monumentally well composed.
Thank you! With best regards,
- [2018-03-14 12:07]
Hi Nikos,funny insects that i like a lot because their big nose,an excellent capture very sharp in a difficult location,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2018-03-14 12:23]
Interesting species, Nikos, and unusual color for a beetle.
Hello ðŸ‘‹ Nikos,
Beautiful background ðŸ‘Œ
Very well captured beetle. Very nice colors and exposure. Details are good too â˜º. It doesn't look such bad, but I placing it heart of the frame.
Thanks for sharing your work with us ðŸ˜Š