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    In the Chilean rainforests, the air humidity is extremely high so every surface is covered in moss. And this weevil beetle (Curculionidae) takes advantage of the humid climate by growing a moss as a mimicry on his back. Moreover, the tiny garden on a weevils back can be inhabited by mites or other tiny invertebrates.
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    Dear Ales, As you note there is a lot more that just the weevil. Have you seen the inhabitants of the world that the weevil carries about? Best, David

    David Liittschwager
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jan 10, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2014
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    Focal Length: 150 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/11
    ISO: 1000
    Copyright: © Aleš Buček
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Biodiversity