I found my first giraffe weevil on March 8, 2008 - a male with long neck! But it wasn't until Oct 9, 2010 that I managed to find a mating pair of that particular species. More info here.
These yellow spotted giraffe weevils are still quite new to me. First found on April 22, 2012, this species has been identified as Korotyaevirhinus necopinus orientalis, Legalov, 2003. (ID credit: Andrei).
I found a female rolling a leaf to make a nest out of it on May 25, 2012. The process is documented in this post .
I was lucky enough to have found a mating pair by June 7, 2012. Both the males and females of this species have similar neck length.
All images taken with a Canon 40D, MP-E 65 Macro Lens, MT-24EX Twin Lite
and concave diffuser.
At first, there were just the two of them. Oh, and me too, of course. But they didn't seem bothered at all.
Still only the two of them.
And then, things got a little more interesting. An ant appeared from out of nowhere!
The ant was really really nosy!
See what I mean by being nosy? :D
More bugs porn here.
Check out the other three species here: