Thursday, October 14, 2010

Midweek nature study

I haven't identified this the insect. Does anyone know his name?   He was a big one! I found him crawling around slowly in my lantana.  . With the cooler fall weather, even the carpenter bees are moving slowly, so this one didn't seem to mind at all if I got in real close for a portrait.  Love those hairy legs!      The hollyhock has just begun to bloom. Grown from seed planted this spring.  The sassafras trees between our houses are at their peak color, fairly glowing in reds and orange shades. Fall colors are coming on everywhere, now.
Update on the "big bug":  He's a WHEEL BUG. 
 I found him on    and also on wikipedia:

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