Friday, May 6, 2011

Gas Pump Bug!

Saw this big bug belly up by the gas pump. Reckon it keeled over from sticker shock?

I couldn't resist taking a shot of such striking iridescent colors. Poor thing was missing a leg and appeared dead so I flipped it over to see the other side and ended up doing the squeally bug dance!! 

 It was not dead-- just playing possum!! But intrepid photographer, that I am-- I got my shots! Never fear, I will always risk life and limb for y'alls entertainment! ;o)

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  1. Hello, I followed from the Over 40 Blog Hop. Who doesn't keel over with the price of gas? Bugs... yuck. My bugaboo (pun intended). Love your blog.

  2. ha ha! i always marvel at these brilliantly colored guys. how in the world do they hide from birds? maybe they taste terrible...

  3. Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Oh my...I like the colors, but I would have freaked out when it started moving!

  5. I am doing the squealy bug dance just lookin at it! Pretty or not, it's still a bug. You are brave!

    New follower from Hop Along Friday

    Vanessa @Cooper Avenue

  6. If there was a bug hanging out with Lucy and those diamonds in the sky, this would be it.

  7. Ewww so incredibly creepy. Great color....but creepy!

  8. Ahahaha... please don't stop risking life and limb for our entertainment! That is hilarious!

    And that was my reaction when I filled up a couple of days ago, too. Eeeek!

  9. Sticker shock definitely got that bug hahaha! I am a new follower. I saw you on Thursday tweet hop. I am following you in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. Please follow me back too

  10. This is a caterpillar hunter beetle (Calosoma scrutator).


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