Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tropical weevil - Leave bettle (Chrysomelidae)

This post is about a orange-red weevil like insect with black and white strips on it's abdomen. This tropical insect looks like a leave beetle (Chrysomelidae).

Photo #1: un-cropped, macro photo of the insect

Photo #1: un-cropped, macro photo of the insect with it's mouth-part extension.

For hi-resolution photos, check out my Flick Gallery: Bug

Live video of the orange-red Weevil-like insect from my YouTube gallery.

Related posts:
* Red Weevil-like Insect

Artists and designers behind the movie production of StarShip Troopers in 1997 probably got their ideas on beetles and weevils for their movie characters. See sampling below:

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