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Weevil - Tropiphorus terricola

Weevil - Tropiphorus terricola
N47° 37' 50.39 W52° 41' 15.58 Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
June 20, 2013
Size: 7 mm head to rear
Weevil but not sure which one. Found sitting on a block wall next to our driveway.

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this is a new [albeit non-native] genus for BG!
thanks much again, mon ami. most welcome addition to the guide, if not to the fauna.

Really? We have some spruce shrubs that are dying for no apparent reason after being healthy for 10 years. They are near where I found this weevil. Is it possible that he/she and its friends are responsible for the shrubs dying?

Hummm, I wonder if it's worth losing a couple of shrubs in order to get a new genus in BG? :)

great series, with the single most important angle missing

Which Angle?
As you must realize by now, I know almost nothing about entomology other than I find the 'bugs' fascinating. What is the most important angle for making ID's? If I knew I'd try to capture it next time. :) Thanks.

the straight dorsal is by far the most important view...
...for beetles and bugs identification.
of course, the better one knows his bugs, the easier it becomes to recognize them from every which angle, but that kind of proficiency takes decades of ruthless training and practice to achieve, and even then arriving to the same ID from a straight dorsal view would take much less time that doing same from an oblique angle.
nothing above said shall be construed as a criticism of your flawless job photographing bugs!!

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