Thursday, September 4, 2008

What in the heck is this?

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

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Peek-a-boo!


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While I was out photographing birds and flowers and butterflies and dragonflies, I stumbled upon this funny little happy looking bug. I have no clue what it is, do you?


Thanx Klaus!  I figured you would know what this little cutie was.  Hello Red Milkweed Beetle!  But I loved everyone's creative answers and ideas!

31 comments:

  1. What a cutie pie!!!
    I haven't met this one before, but that figures, the things you show me on this blog are *****star rated!
    My daughter is very good at inventing names.
    Maybe she could come up with something?
    She would.

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  2. anglophilefootballfanatic.comSeptember 4, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    It's cute. I don't know what it is - a variation of a ladybug?

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  3. That's really a strange bug. I was curious so I did a google search but couldn't find anything like that. Maybe you've discovered a new insect. Maybe they'll name it Lisa's Ladybug Lookalike!

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  4. What do you get when you cross a lady bug and a grasshopper? I don't know either, but I'll bet it looks just like this.

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  5. Hmm, I am thinking a ladybug mated with a black beetle! Fantastic peek-a-boo!

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  6. I shall call him the Lisa Bug.

    Another FANTASTIC MACRO!!

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  7. Don't know, but I thought the first photo was really cute :)

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  8. Love the peek-a-boo picture. Cute bug - not a clue what it is.

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  9. Tiaras & TantrumsSeptember 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    yeah, I was thinking lady bug with a beetle - AMAZING - Simply AMAZING
    I'm soo jealous of you!!!

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  10. There needs to be a children's book written with this bug as the main character. Perhaps I'll do a watercolor of him.

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  11. I think it's a mutant lady bug. Whatever it is, I love these photos!

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  12. i thought it was an assassin bug, but no, that is not it. i have no clue. it is too early for my puny brain to work.

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  13. Looks like a lady bug and a cricket got together :-) Love the composition of that first shot!

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  14. It's a Red Milkweed Beetle! Though I like the mutant Grasshoper/Ladybug crossover comparison, too!
    Great shot!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  15. A Red Milkweed Beetle? That's such a boring name for such a cute little guy.

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  16. Bug close ups are so cool! I like taking pics of birds too. Stop on by.

    My post is There's a snake on my foot!

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  17. I don't know what it is, but I do know that those shots are AMAZING! The colors and details are stunning...whatever he is, he should be proud of his photogenic qualities! :)

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  18. Don't you just love capturing critters like that? Cute!

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  19. A lady bug one night had too much to drink didn't ask beetle his name
    and walla????

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  20. If it’s not a LadyBug … I have no clue, but these are a couple of great shots as always. I love how you find and share what many of us would miss otherwise.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. I don't know what it is but it is pretty.

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  22. I have no idea what it is, but it sure is cute!

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  23. I'm not sure but I bet my boys would know. Great closeup!

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  24. Amazing shots! Glad you got your answer.

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  25. I didn't know what it was called, but it does appear to be quite enchanting, and a lovely colour.

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  26. Cute little guy! Your pictures really are FIVE STAR RATED!

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  27. You always have some interesting bug.

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  28. so that is what it is.
    I had a weird bug a few weeks ago that I photographed (never found time to blog it)
    but I searched the bug books and discovered it was attracted to dead stuff. Canned cat food on the patio --

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