Giant Flax Weevil

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

The jagged edge of flax where Giant Flax Weevils (Anagotus fairburni) have been feeding shines brightly in torchlight. After searching several bushes I found some weevils actively feeding on the flax leaves, but the pose of this individual particularly struck me.
Maud Island, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
Canon 7D, Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens, 1/200, f11, ISO 400, 2 x Canon 430EX II flashes, handheld

by Thomas Burns, Cambridge, New Zealand