Re: bug I.D. please
This bug was mainly found feeding/socializing on plants such
as Columbine and Jacob's Ladder in the hundreds, but others have been spotted
pretty much everywhere else. It is a beetle of sort, and does fly as well. I
think the main purpose of this bug gathering is the dating scene, and have found
patches of tiny golden eggs under leaves next to two smooching
As for the photo, this is my second attempt. I didn't bother
to actually take a picture of it, I placed the bug directly on the scanner bed.
The first scan was (how shall I put it?)... Well, let's just say I don't have to
worry about that bug any more. With this one, I had my daughter hold up
the lid of the scanner slightly so as to make room for the bug's girth. A lesson
To remove them, we hand picked them off of the plants, put
them in ice-cream pails, then invited them to go swimming, which sadly they were
not able to do very well and for some reason, there was no bug life guard on
I would still like to know what they are so if I do get
visited again, I will know whether to take them swimming again or just leave
them be - like the ladybugs.
Just looking at it, your bug doesn't appear all that ugly
or threatening. I thought is was rather pretty for being a bug. Of course
appearances can be deceiving. Finding out that it extremely destructive
would definitely change my perspective. Nice photo by the way.