Friday, December 24, 2010

Camera Critter #142

Several years ago, while walking through the brush of the Dry Canyon in Redmond, Oregon, I noticed a small bug crawling around a ‘winterized’ sage plant. It traveled so fast, I couldn’t get a good shot of it.

A year later and about the same time of the year, I was again wandering the brushy areas of the Dry Canyon when I again noticed a small bug on a plant. Heading over to that plant, I saw the same sort of bug I had seen the year before. Only this time, the bug gave me time to get a portrait of it.


I have yet to identify the beetle, but believe it is in the Ladybug family. But I sure think it’s an interesting critter.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Kay L. Davies said...

What interesting markings on the beetle - almost camouflage, but not quite! It would probably be harder to see if it didn't have the black markings. How nice of the second one to give you time to photograph it.
Best wishes for Christmas and the coming year.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot.
Merry Xmas

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking bug! Great capture and I am glad you got to see it again.