Wednesday, August 23, 2006

haiku (for Rob)


As a reward for

your diligence, I found you

a bug to look up!



(click on the photos to see a larger version)

7 comments:

Rob said...

That's a wonderful little insect called a Pennsylvania Leather-wing. They're nectar and small insect-eating. We like them on our milkweed because they will eat the aphids that eat the milkweed!

Rob of UnSpace

Osquer said...

Yay! Thanks Rob! I think he's cute! I'm pretty sure he was drinking the nectar of that black eyed Susan. He was certainly very diligent at poking his proboscis into its nooks and crannies!

You commented while I was messing with that post, trying to get blogger to allow you to click on the photos for a larger version (which you can now do). I'm learning script by trial and error thanks to the eccentricities of blogger's compose mode. Has anyone tried the beta version yet? Any reviews?

Pat Paulk said...

Wow!! Cool shot and thanks for the entomology lesson!!

floots said...

gorgeous

Paperback Writer said...

Osquer, that was too easy for Rob to find. ;)

Osquer said...

Sorry, PW, I'll try to find a more difficult bug next time. ;p

Rob said...

Uh oh...

I will give you one hint: dark nocturnal moths don't seem to be as well described in the literature as normal everyday butterflies and colorful moths.