Conversation between 2 Fungus Weevils
This tree had a decent population of fungus weevils and checkered beetles. They scampered all over the tree trunk and one just to observe hard enough to find the little guys who looked a bit like ultraman. lol
#1 2 Fungus Weevils, would their paths cross?
#2 Private conversation going on when they finally met
#3 And one decided to turn away. Bad breath??
#4 The Fungus Weevils were pretty active and ran in little spurts. I had to put my tripod aside and do hand held shots of these. Gotta love the big eyes!!
#5 Side view. The eyes do remind me of ultraman…
#6 View from the other side
#7 This one had a black patterned back
#8 Perching up for a nice pose!
#9 Hairy little beetle. Could be a Checkered Beetle. Anyone with confirmation?
I had reached before the others did, and managed to capture some shots with morning dew!
#10 2 Treehoppers waiting for the dew to dry
#11 A fungus-ridden ant, now swarmed with morning dew!
#12 Branded Imperial (Eooxylides tharis distanti) getting disturbed by ants. Hope the ID is correct!
#13 Along came a really big weevil
#14 Perched up with a pose
#15 And started doing a weevil dance!
#16 Sagita found this really wrinkled longhorned beetle
#17 It decided to rest it’s horns when I went to it’s front to take a head shot
#18 Normal landscape view
#19 Closing in for a passport photo!
#20 A thin, reddish weevil with little mites (?) crawling underneath
The complete album can be viewed here.