Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Free To A Good Home: A Glabripennis Thingy (Photo Essay)
It started last night when I found this creature about to enter the highway.
Coming back from the coffee machine, I spotted the bug on the sidewalk curb.
So, I picked it up and brought it to my office.
The highway is no place for one of these little critters to be walking.
This morning I let it out of the cage for some photography.
The Longhorn Beetle is an Anoplophra glabripennis to those who speak Latin.
An old blue envelope and strobe flash were used to take a few photos.
The insect acted a bit upset with me.
Normally, I don't like using flash but, I had no idea how fast this thing might move.
It wasn't going to hang around on that envelope for very long.
Once the rascal jumped down on the floor I had to move real fast, to take photos.
Then, I grabbed the envelope, again, to escort the critter out the door.
The bug acted like it was all riled-up about something.
All used-up and being tossed out like an old shoe, it may have been thinking.
I shook it off at the bottom of the stairs and went back in the office.
A minute later, I looked over at the door and saw the critter trying to come back in.
There isn't enough time in the day nor, days in the week, for me to take care of this thing.
Ever so gently, I kept pushing the creature back out the door.
There's no telling what you're supposed to feed them and, I'm too busy to find out.
The little bug kept coming back.
And, insisting it be allowed in the office.
An incredibly stubborn insect, it wouldn't quit trying to come back inside.
So, I made a deal. You stay in my office, in the cage, until I find you a good home.
If anybody is looking for one of these glabripennis thingies, come and get it.
You can have it free, cage included !
If you want to know more about the Longhorn Beetle