Friday, August 15, 2008

Cute as a Bug

My friend Linsi sent this picture from summer camp and I couldn't resist posting it. One of her favorite bugs is the Red Milkweed Beetle. And, as you can see in this picture, it is a real cutie!
It looks almost like it is smiling. This beetle helped me entertain a very homesick child one day. The daycamper was distraught, wanting her mother and by using this beetle and showing her that it talks (it makes a cute squeeky noise if you hold it along its thorax), she soon forgot about Mommy. Whew!!! Thanks Mr. Beetle!
Look at this face! Even a die-hard bugaphobe couldn't squash this little cutie! If you want to learn more about the interesting habits of the Red Milkweed Beetle, see my previous post on things that are red.StumbleUpon

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