Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beetlejuice

Normally my pool is where I find all the beetles but on this particular day they were chowing down at a local eatery



Apparently they liked the cuisine

Did you know that beetles have been around for 270 million years? They can live in any climate and can range in size from microscopic to about 100 grams which is equal to  a little over 3 1/2 pounds.

12 comments:

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

These are amazing photos. I have never seen them in such number

Sandra said...

whoa! 3 and a half pound beetle? yowsa.. we have these same beetles in our pool, every day bob skims them out. if they are alive he kills them.. love the pic, shows what the little devils are capable of and now i can stop fussing at bob for killing them

Marg said...

A 3 and 1/2 lb. beetle might be a little scary. We have huge swarms of beetles that come here every so often. And they do a lot of damage as we can see in your pictures.
Have a great day Ann.

Sandee said...

I do not ever, ever want to see a 3.5 pound beetle. Not under any circumstances.

Have a fabulous Sunday. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Connie said...

Wow, they are turning those leaves into lace :)

Grace said...

I do not like bugs...

Donna said...

I despise those Japanese beetles. Nasty little creatures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ewwwww, kinda creepy. But colorful boogers!!

They get in your pool? I wouldn't like that. Hey, now that you mention pool....will Gibbs have his own pool lounger like Duke?

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Those look a lot like what we called June Bugs that always showed up in mass around the first of August down here every summer. As kids, we would tie a string to one of their legs and hold onto it while they tried to fly away. Between that and placing fireflies in a jar, it is wonder that we did not produce more psychopaths than we did (in accordance to current expert opinions).

Ida said...

Those are some hungry bugs. I like the shimmery colors on their wings.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Well they certainly like that leaf! And a 3 1/2 pound beetle?! Yikes!

marie said...

Great photos...love the lacy leaf they've created!

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