Thursday, July 12, 2012

Amber & Friends Old and New

Hello, new friend little beetle guy who joined me during my work time at the picnic table.

You were very hard to photograph because you obviously had somewhere to be and could not hold still.  I've learned you are a grapevine beetle, and a member of the scarab family. And those tiny fans at the end of your antennae "increase the exposure of [your] sensillae to air."

And, hello, old friend River.

You jes keep rollin' along.


Amy said...

Looks nice. Have you had a tray?

ALH said...

We have had tray four days, but, because I am so busy with work, I generally start eating the offerings absent mindedly while on conference calls or while wrapping up spreadsheets. And then, by the time I go to photograph them, there is hardly anything left. Sigh.

Alison said...

Maybe the beetle was hurrying off to dish some gossip to the other beetles.

Get it? You know...grapevine? As in, heard it through the...?

Har har I funny.

Erl said...

Sure looks like a nice time was had by all.