Mating weevils

Mating weevils

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mating weevils. These weevils are covered in epiphytic lichen. Am epiphyte does not harm the orgainsm that is uses fors support. Lichen is a mutualistic association between a fungus and an alga. The fungus protects the alga that lives inside it while the alga photosynthesizes a carbohydrate that the fungi uses as food. Photographed in Madagascar.

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Keywords: animal, beetle, brachycerus, camouflage, copulating, couple, entomology, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, log, madagascar, mating, nature, sex, weevil, wildlife, wood, zoological, zoology

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