Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland
posted by Doug Taron @ 15:30
Gorgeous! Lucanus Capreolus should visit OUR camera!
That is so going on my desktop background. My wife will love it. Very cool.
Friend or foe?
What's he looking for? And what would he prefer between those mandibles? Looks like it could hold a small dog. I'm bringing mine inside until its safe out there.
He looks ready to latch on to an unsuspecting co-worker's earlobe. Would you get in trouble for that?
Very cool customer. Nice photo.All I got on my screen door was a flock of mosquitoes.Have a great day,Troy
I like its beautiful gloss. Nice camera work. Would love to see a front on head close up of that.
Such an interesting bug! :)
Mark- I'm not sure whether this gets to the Pacific Northwest or not.cedrorum- I'll try to remember to send you a larger format version it's on my other computer).Marvin- Merci.Pablo-Kind of neutral. The larvae eat rotting wood in dead stumps. The adults eat sap.tr- He was attracted to the porch light.tr and thingfish- According to my reference, the mandibles are not as formidable as they apear in this specis, which is described as only being able to give a mild pinch. I haven't been especially motivated to do the experiment.Troy- Thanks. That's usually all I get to- hough at the moment I'm blogging on my screened porch with the black light on. I frequently get interesting stuff that way.Gallicissa- Thanks. These are reasonably frequent cisitors to my place when I blacklight. I'll try to get that pose If I can manage it.Steven and Aisha - Thanks and welcome to the Tapestry.
At the very least that would have gotten an "OMG!" out of me. Specially in the morn.
cute was not the first word that would leap into my mind, but I concur it is fascinating.
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