Thursday, March 27, 2008

Something different

I always enjoy seeing something that I've never seen before. Even a seasoned bug-finder like me can make a discovery right on my own front porch.

I noticed something on the brick wall. At first I thought it was a cockroach (which, fortunately, I rarely see around here.) A closer look quickly revealed it was a beetle.

The cool thing is, it was a click beetle, a bigger species that I had never seen before. (at about 1¼ inches long.) I kept it in the net at first, because click beetles can fly, and I didn't want this one to get away before I had a chance to take a few pictures.

It didn't try to fly, but it sure was running all over the place. When I finished looking at it, I put it on the ground and it scuttled into the planter.
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