2011年7月13日水曜日

cool visitor



I have no idea what it is but I saw this cool bug when I was feeding the chooks and got all excited and grabbed it in Meg's butterfly net (ok mum- just show me what it is when you catch it!) and then housed it in her bug cage (mummmmmmmm! Then where will I put my stag beetle??) As we don't actually have a stag beetle in residence I promised that I would release it the moment she found her ever elusive beetle buddy. (They're not actually that hard to find- it's just K and I aren't exactly that keen on housing them here so you could say our efforts to look for them are less than persistent...)

Unlike Meg I am a fan of catch and release when it comes to bugs so this one is just an overnight visitor but what a wild looking one, huh?

5 件のコメント:

Vicky さんのコメント...

He's a kamikiri mushi! Or an Asian Long-horned beetle. Seiju showed me one (in Matsumoto!) and gave it a hair from his head to cut, and it did! We get them in Hokkaido too but the ones I've seen here - not many of them - have been darker and less cute than your friend.

M さんのコメント...

Creepy looking insect!!!

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

Wow, that's one fabulous looking beetle. So much nicer to look at than stag and rhino beetles - and grasshoppers, and fish, and crabs.

Gina さんのコメント...

What a beautiful beetle! I love the colors on it.

illahee さんのコメント...

what color!! i've had one land on my car before, that was cool. but it was only black and brown. :( i'm jealous! lol