Analamazoatra Reserve (Andasibe-Mantadia NP), Madagascar

Kever uit een andere wereld

All of a sudden I am eye to eye with an animal out of a Sci-Fi B-Movie. When I take my eye from behind the macro lens, the animal looks a lot less intimidating. This otherworldly beetle is only two and a half centimeters in length, so I shouldn’t be worried. Especially so, since it is strictly vegetarian.

Only the male giraffe necked weevils  have this long neck. They use it to fight for the right to mate. This beetle is endemic to Madagascar,  a world of its own as the majority of animals living there are not found outside of Madagascar.