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the tower of my beetles’ love has toppled
February 13, 2009, 12:26 am
Filed under: beetles, insects, nature, new mexico, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , ,

strong winds have knocked down one of the 50 year old cacti in my front yard today. it toppled right into the driveway and i almost drove right over it.  some of you may remember this large cactus from our long-horned cactus beetles love episode.

how sad…tower1and right before valentine’s day.

you see, the beetles would hang upside down from the tender leaves of the creosote bush, shaded from the afternoon sun by the cactus.  after they had . . . procreated they would go out for a bite to eat.  and eat all night long.  eat eat eat.  you could actually hear them chomping!

tower2it probably weighs around 100 pounds.  i’ll have to break it up with a shovel to move it.  and since there is no time tonight….let’s all just hope i don’t forget about it and back over that bad boy in the a.m.  that would be quite a kick in the pants!

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What a shame – the love shack has tumbled down right before Valentines Day.

Comment by Dave & Hannah

Timber!!!! I was pretty worried we would end up with a eucalyptus tree on top of our house after the winds we had here …

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

Teenage insects with the munchies. Now I’ve heard everything.

Comment by lavenderbay




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