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Eclipse totality over South Carolina
August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse "Diamond Ring"
2017 Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring
Blue Longhorn Beetle
2017 Solar Eclipse Progression
Pure Totality
The Hawksbill Rainbow.
Young woman standing at the edge of pyramid and overlooking Teotihuacan
Stunning view to grey clay canyon while biking in Tatacoa Desert
A triple moon captured with a "hand"made filter.
Giraffe Weevil
Morning on fire
Solar Eclipse Madras Oregon
Solar Man
Caught the eclipse in her little one year old hand!
Clouds at Sunrise
A corner of Mount Rainier, WA
Mother of The Eclipse
ferris wheel ghosts
solar eclipse shadows
First time in his carrier
15th Annual Photo Contest
Giraffe Weevil

Giraffe Weevil Scientific Name: Trachelophorus giraffa Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Coleoptera, Superfamily: Curculionoidea, Family: Attelabidae, Genus: Trachelophorus. Size: The total body length of the males is just under an inch (2.5 cm), among the longest for any Attelabid species. Lifespan: Variable, from days to a year. Habitat: The forest undergrowth of Madagascar. Food: Herbivorous. Adaptations/Unique Facts: Indemic to Madagascar, it derives its name from an extended neck much like that of the common giraffe. The extended neck is an adaptation that assists in nest building. Reproduction: When it comes time to breed the father-to-be will roll and secure a leaf of the host plant, Dichaetanthera cordifolia (a small tree in the family Melastomataceae), at which point the female will lay a single egg within the tube. Endangered Status?: Unknown. Other: Another beetle with a similar name is the New Zealand giraffe weevil, Lasiorynchus barbicornis. This is the longest weevil in the world, and is from the family Brentidae. Due to the shape of their heads, weevils are commonly known as snout beetles.

TAGS: Giraffe, Macro, Nature, Saudi Arabia

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Qatif, Saudi Arabia
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© Mofeed Abu Shalwa.
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Date Taken: 03.2017
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PHOTO LOCATION Qatif, Saudi Arabia