OAK N'ROLL

in Fascinating Insects7 months ago

This action is happening on the leaves of the young oak tree sprouts at the edge of the forest.

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The female of the Attelabus nitens weevil is rolling the leaf around her eggs.

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The finished leaf roll will look like this.

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This situation was of course preceded by mating ...

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... meanwhile ...

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... I mean as the weevil is rolling around the oak ...

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... this small Tumbling beetle ...

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... is feeding on the mildew that grows on the upper side of some leaves.

As always in posts, all the photographs are my work.