cody bear's friends

July 29, 2009, 2:30 pm
Filed under: animals, beetles, insects, nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , ,

back to the forest this weekend.  made it safely home without any rattlesnake encounters.  it was actually too cold for them to be out.   the mosquitos were horrible.

but the beetle action?  the beetle action was sweet!

“help meeeeeee….”

poly1that’s a polyphylla decemlineata.  here he is later, chillin’ with one of his buggie friends:

growling beetle with bug smallwe got there just before dark, set up our area, the guys started grilling while we went and photographed some critters before the light disappeared.

sunsetafter sunset, r turned the black lights on and soon the moths all came.  thousands of critters.  we were only interested in one specific moth species.

probably our last blacklighting trip for the year.


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Okay, so when you “hear” bugs “talk” is it in the same high-pitched voice I hear?

Also, you, my friend, have some SERIOUS hardware there to catch the bug on a bug.

Comment by Stephanie of Stopbouncing

ha ha stephanie! this beetle has a low voice. especially since if you press on him…he actually makes a low-pitching growling hissing noise.
have you seen my nature photography blog?

Comment by goodbear

I love the little fringy antennae. Could I get my hair to do that?

Comment by Rebecca

Gregor? Gregor Samsa?

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

ha ha ha dennis!!!
no…this guy was born a beetle and will remain a beetle.

…or WAS he????

Comment by goodbear

p.s. dennis…very excited to get my first kafka quote here at cody bear’s friends!

Comment by goodbear

A June Bug! We have 3 that show up on our screen door every summer about the same time of year.

They’re lucky I’ve heard.

Comment by JJ Maverick

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