The Petersen Herd

The Petersen Herd

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Creepy Crawlies

Here are a few more pictures of some of our "specimen's".This is the Cicada after molting - if you want to see an amazing video of it check this out!
The empty exoskeleton's are all over the place - creepy, but not crawly.
More of the cottonwood borer beetle. This guy has some pretty impressive antennae.This is some kind of mite I think . . . not sure. They were found in a huddle under a planter and kept "hugging" each other really tightly (I had to pry them apart to pin them).

This is actually a pretty small spider, but the camera got us a great close-up picture and it was a good example of how spiders are different than insects.
Any guesses on what this guy is? He looks like a cross between a fly, mosquito and bee?
June bugs. These guys are the reason I don't go outside at night, they dive bomb and they're creepy!!!


Clueless Blue said...

How did you catch the cicada?! As for the rest of the collection...blech!!!

Sarah Ball said...

ooh! you need to put a warning note up there before you post stuff like that! eek they seriously gave me the heebies!

Niki said...

Seriously, never even going to visit TX now. Yuck!

Rob said...

that's kind of neat in a creepy sort of way. Leave it to you to collect Texas bugs while on your sojourn. :)

Love your guts,

Robby j

Heath 'n Jeri said...

See earlier comment Nik! I'm watching you!!!