October 19, 2015

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Wikipedia tells me it’s a crane fly or southern green stink bug (!)  When I came across it on the sidewalk I stopped in my tracks.  It was in Kansas, not here in Carlsbad, even though Carlsbad is further south than Kansas.   I don’t know what made me look twice.  I had no idea it was a bug.  But there in the shadow are its head and antennae.  I noticed no “stink,” just an unlikely brightness and stillness.  Never saw anything like it before.

3 thoughts on “October 19, 2015”

  1. Not a crane fly. It is indeed green stink bug, a member of the true bug family. There are at least a couple of species of green stink bugs. According to my various insect guides, they range throughout much of North America. We get them here. I love looking at them, because to me they look like small jewels. Too bad they are an agricultural pest. Nice photo!

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