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Micro Weevil 4=v= - Ischnopterapion virens

Micro Weevil 4=v= - Ischnopterapion virens
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
October 3, 2009
Size: Maybe around 2 mm?
OK, I know that my camera has no business taking pictures of anything this small, but just LOOK AT IT! How could I not try?
The size is NOT counting the "nose".
Back story: Jay Barnes gave some advice on how to get tiny bugs to feed to small spiders. I took it and went overboard. I swept the grass a bunch, then a clover patch, then a pine tree branch, cherry tree branch, then a butterfly bush, then some aster type flowers, joe-pye weed flowers, and hydrangea bush and flowers. Got plenty of bugs, and have NO IDEA where this guy came from :-(
I'm uploading a ton, frassing a bunch (wait for it), but hope someone sees something of value somewhere in the dump.

Best ideas so far Myrmex, Attelabidae.

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Moved tentatively

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Maybe
another Ischnopterapion virens (White Clover Weevil) ?

 
i think you got it right

we don't have this one IDed yet
suspect akin/identical to
nice series; i'll pick a number of pix for the guide.
we'll get them to genera one day -- all used to be Apion as recently as during Reagan's reign

 
Measurement
Did I measure it properly (back to front of the eyes)?

 
Ah!
I didn't even look through Brentidae because I thought they were all cigar-shaped (Arrhenodes often hogs the browse images).

well John
your pics are awesome no matter what..i enjoyed them!

 
Yeah, Quit Knocking Your Pics........
Nirvana is when all pics at BG.N (and MPG) look this good.

 
Truth is
I'll never be satisfied with the quality. Even when I find a common insect I have shot dozens of times I try again and again just in case it is a better specimen or I get some new detail. That's why I shot 10-15 thousand images last year. Most were deleted right away, then the rest go into folders for future ID and when I finally get to it I sort through all of those from any given species (there may be hundreds) and try to post the best of the lot. For new IDs I may post more images when I'm not sure of the important details. I always say that I don't take good pictures I just delete bad ones!

Anyway, thanks for the compliment.

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