Beetle mating season anyone?



Big Damn Bug
Originally uploaded by littleowl.
Went back out and it's still hanging out on our steps. With the ... thing back out. *cough*

What in heck yanno?

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From: [identity profile] what-came-after.livejournal.com


Ew. I have no idea what it is, but it sort of made me squeamish about the sandwich I'm eating.

From: [identity profile] littleowl.livejournal.com


I'm sorry :( It's weirding me out, personally. I about keeled over when I walked by it in the back yard.

From: [identity profile] what-came-after.livejournal.com


:) I'd keel over, too! No worries, I was just trying to sympathize with you, not complain about getting icked out!

From: [identity profile] what-came-after.livejournal.com


LOL, for the record, I'm not usually squeamish, not really, something about the way that bug is all swollen with the THING sticking out, it's just very much EW.

From: [identity profile] littleowl.livejournal.com


Yeah. This was pretty squicky. I have no idea where it's gone to now either. But at least it's not /out back/ where the kids play.

From: [identity profile] juniper.livejournal.com


The 'thing' is an ovipositor. Your beetle is a lady, and she's going to be a mamma.

From: [identity profile] littleowl.livejournal.com


Oh dear. She must've been in 'labor' then. No wonder she was so pissed off in the jar when I picked her up. I wonder if this means that my front steps are now covered with live baby beetles or beetle eggs or ... man.
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