.When I got out of the office, I heard a LOUD cicada in a small tree and stopped to see if I could spot it. Then the sound stopped, and I dropped my gaze from the branches and accidentally saw it on the trunk. I didn't expect that. I took the compact point-n-shoot from my pocket and snapped a picture. This thing must have realized that I was watching, so it started sloooooowly sidestepping, until it was on the side of the tree. That's more obvious than the first hiding place! Big head... little brain.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This monstrosity whizzed past my head as if to try to intimate me. It is much bigger than an ordinary fly. And those wings! Someone asked if it is a horsefly. No, it is called a "Patterned-wing fly" (xenox tigrinus). This beast just might be big enough to haul off a Peanut M&M or two, but not half-the-bag, so I let it be.