Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Buggy

So here I am Down Range, attempting to celebrate the great feast of the Resurrection, and I find myself surrounded by bugs. Mostly they wind up being in the latrines or shower trailers, but there are plenty of these critters elsewhere, too.

It's especially disconcerting to have clouds of mosquitoes to contend with while attempting to shower, though as I was inspecting them this morning, I realized that some of them are green and orange. The colorful ones tend to be fairly small (so far, anyway). The rather drab, ordinary-looking ones can be found in many different sizes.

They all seem to like me, much to my annoyance.

The ladybugs outside in the trees and other flora are more colorful, and somewhat less intimidating. I think there might be some larval forms near the adult in this photograph, too. (You can click on any of the photographs to see a larger version of it, should you be interested in so doing....)

Don't you just love biology?

Easter bugs!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those are aphids in the pictures, what the adult and larval stages eat up. Yummy.

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