I found these photos of a pair of weevils in the thistles beside the White Rock beach. I had intended to crop and post them in June of 2011, but procrastination won the day, and they were filed unexamined. Today they were a nice reminder of hotter, drier weather.
|Wicked-looking spines. I didn't dare move in closer.|
The weevil is a lighter colour than the ones I see around the house. They're mostly dark brown, sometimes almost black. This one has brown stripes, but a definite yellow tinge. And a pale yellow fringe around the tail end of his elytra.
And he had a mate waiting for him under the shade of the thistle head.
|The male holds his mate by the shoulders and sides. Prickles be damned! This is true love!|