Saturday, June 6, 2009

backyard bugs

coming in for a landing on my butterfly weed, dug up not too far from J &L.

and the deathwatch or click bug beetle. Ency. Brit says:
an anobiid, or borer insect, of the family Anobiidae (insect order Coleoptera) that makes a ticking or clicking sound by bumping its head or jaws against the sides of the tunnels as it bores in old furniture and wood. Believed to forecast an approaching death. Its name is derived from the credence that it was often heard by the people “on watch” with an ill person on the verge of death.
They are sometimes found in our yard,

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