Move Over Please

We only spent a couple of hours walking around Bonham SP after we had arrived. And in that time we found some interesting treasures.

Walking the trails you can not miss the green Rattan vine (Berchemia scandens). This one seemed to be hugging itself.
A standout against the leaf litter! It looked like a dove’s.
A soldier beetle (Cantharidae) seemed to be surprised.

Another Soldier Beetle marched on! Tentatively ID’d to the genus Rhagonycha.

A really big beetle, the Horned Passalus (Odontotaenius disjunctus)! “Bess Bug is a name in common use by non-entomologists. This is likely an imitation of the stridulation (Merriam-Webster). Speculation: “Bess” perhaps comes from French baiser, “to kiss” (compare English buss, kiss), and likely refers to the ability of this beetle to pinch with its mandibles (which it does rarely) or the sound of the stridulation–a squeaky “kissy” sound.” Source: BugGuide. I wished I had known about this at the time. Then I would have picked it up.

A close up the horn!

A little broom to sweep up.

Move over please. Well okay I guess not. LOL.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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