... where it's not about the camera.
I am not an etymologist (but I play one on the Internet!), but it could be a beetle.The back part has that very characteristic (in my experience, anyway) 'D' shape that many beetles have.
Fear no weevil!Beetles are not my area of expertise, but this looks like a weevil to me. And Dave's right--weevils are beetles. Take it from an entomologist! Etymologists study words and their origins.
He looks nervous.I'm an Entenmennologist...I study cheese danish.
Maybe I'll start studying the female characters in The Wizard of Oz. Then I could be an "Aunt Em-ologist".
Not enough legs to be a tick--they have 8 legs (arachnids).
"The farmer took the boll weevil,Put him on a cake of ice.Boll weevil said to the farmer,'This is mighty cool and nice,It'll be my home, It'll be my home.'
Looks like a Bumble Flower BeetleEuphoria india http://bugguide.net/node/view/173336The antenae shape is the same... coloring looks "tickish".
Well, considering it's June, I'd go for guessing it's a June bug or maybe a Japanese beetle. If he's brown on his back, it's probably a June bug, if he's green, then it's a Japanese beetle. That's my 2cents. :-)
It's waaay smaller than a June Bug. It's about 2 or 3 milimeters... in other words, more like the size of a tick. But it is a weevil. Rebecca knows. And I heard through email from my other entomologist friend Peggy Powell that it's indeed a weevil.
Ticks are arachnids, so they have eight legs. I only count six. Plus, ticks have short legs without obvious joints. Great pic, though.
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