Filed under: beetles, insects, nature, new mexico, wildlife | Tags: animals, beetles, cacti, gardening, insects, nature, wildlife
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…and 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!
it 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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