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Cleonus piger, U, Back, Lake Michigan

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Cleonus piger, the sluggish weevil, was discovered for the first time, infesting the roots of Pitcher's thistle, in 2013.It typically kills the plant and if it is an adult, the plant is killed before seeds can be produced. The specimen was collectedfrom a restoration population of Pitcher's thistle at the Indiana Dunes, by Kathryn McEachern, Megan Korte and Noel Pavlovic. Photograph by Amber ReeseCanon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile


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