Thursday, August 07, 2008
Beauty And The Kissing Beast
Usually, the beautiful Zebra Longwing is photographed from above to show off it's long striped wings, which are so different from most of the butterfly clan.
I tried a little different angle by crouching low so you can see that amazing face.
This is our state butterfly, so show a little respect.
Why we have screened windows.
The disgusting animal above is a Blood Sucking Conenose ... aka "A Kissing Bug".
I see them very rarely, although when the kids were little and we had an above ground pool ...(poor things grew up without a concrete swimming hole, scarred for life they are) ... it used to collect drowned Conenoses on a regular basis along with other bugs.
This one succumbed to a severe case of tennis shoe poisoning right after this picture was taken.