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Acorn Weevil

 

Origami Acorn Weevil

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  November, 2010

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Acorn Weevil Base

Design Reference:

Real Acorn Weevil

 

The acorn weevil caught my attention due to its strange appearance.  Its long, thin snout, which has two delicate antennae that branch out near the middle, provided a unique structure which would be a challenge to design.  As I inspected the picture more closely, I also noticed that the feet each have three toes.  I am not sure the word "cute" is appropriate to describe many insects, but I think it is fitting in this case.