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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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