Tuesday, August 11, 2009

beautiful bug

Some apartment complexes have problems with bugs in the apartments. This amazing bug (which had more purple coloring than the photo shows) I found on the OUTSIDE of Westmoreland Condos this evening. If we could figure out how to get a lot more of them, they could beautify the apartment landscape as much as our azaleas.

I will award a free, one-year subscription to the Ode Street Tribune to anyone who can identify this bug.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This insect is an eyed click beetle. It's most intriguing characteristic is its ability to right itself when it is turned on its back.By means of a small spine on the thorax, it can flip itself into the air, with a noticeable click. Can be found on flowers and leaves, under bark and on rotten wood. Many species do not feed as adults.