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Interesting Insect

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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I was perusing the web and came across this unique insect I have never seen anything quite like it and at first, thought it was Photoshopped until I found the video on You Tube. Description below video link,



The insect is called a giraffe necked weevil and looks like it sounds. The male apparently has a longer neck than the female. The female uses the long neck for roiling leaves that they lay eggs in. Just thought I would share this. enjoy.


edit on 28-2-2013 by enament because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:55 PM
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I am always amazed by the variety found in the insect world.

Its truly fascinating to me so thanks for sharing this particular one. As usual, I've seen something totally new to me.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:57 PM
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Here is a picture for those without video.




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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reply to post by Hopechest
 

Thank you !
I always have a fascination for the unusual,especially with incests.
There are some I still need to find out what they are hard to find an insect with just a description.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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reply to post by enament
 


I just love the variety found in the insect world! You can never get bored!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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Having one of them females would really come in handy at 4:20!!!
But seriously though, that's quite amazing... never heard or seen these before.
Nice post!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:48 PM
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Cute little buggers. That was quite interesting. I have never heard of these before, so thanks for sharing!!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:28 PM
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Quite true, I even still find insects I have never seen before where I live. It just reminds me how vast nature can really be.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:32 PM
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I'm surprised they aren't native to Jamaica. I think I'm going to post some other weird insects that I know of soon.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by Night Star
Cute little buggers. That was quite interesting. I have never heard of these before, so thanks for sharing!!


The next insect thread I will do the insects wont be so cute but sure will be interesting.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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reply to post by enament
 
I sure am glad I'm not a female weevil,it is a lot of work for one egg.
nature never ceases to amaze me



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by enament
 
I sure am glad I'm not a female weevil,it is a lot of work for one egg.
nature never ceases to amaze me



Well the way I would look at it,If I was a woman I think I'd prefer the leaf rolling thing over the 9 month thing lol.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by enament
 
I sure am glad I'm not a female weevil,it is a lot of work for one egg.
nature never ceases to amaze me


The really do need to protect that one egg as best they could, it is only one.

At first I thought they looked like little cranes, then I thought, well they kinda look like vacuum cleaners with legs.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:42 PM
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My first thoughts was E.T.



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 10:48 AM
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she would be great at wrapping my christmas gifts!
In all seriousness though all females have to go through hard work when reproducing in one way or the other.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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I remember reading about those when I was a kid, they were one of my favorite insects out there




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