Wednesday, August 09, 2006

King of Beetles

We were taking an evening walk because it's cooler at night now and we came across this kabutomushi --a giant Japanese beetle... School kids keep them as pets sometimes. You can even buy the larvae and raise them!
A black & white close-up.
In this one you can see his red eye.
Here's a shot with him next to the bill of my baseball hat for scale. You can also see that he's missing part of his left hind leg.
One with Caitlin's hand for scale.