Monday, June 17, 2019

Some New Friends

     Here's a selection of photographs of some friends dad's made while out and about at work.  The alligator nearby was cool and the goose family up the road is fun to watch as they hold up traffic, but these guys were found hanging around outside the office/pool area here where we live. Dad says the moth is an Imperial moth, the beetle an Eastern Hercules beetle and the katydid (dad thinks) contributes to the fascinating chorus of sounds out here at night.





A late addition to this post, this black widow was spotted near a front door and is most likely a female as two red dots on her back, which are just about impossible to see in this photo (excellent photography skills, dad), will tell.

14 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

EEK!!!! Cleo, post a warning that you've got SPIDERS on your post!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

the beetle looks like a scarab !! hope that spider left him alone...super great photo's and closeups :) ☺☺♥

Brian said...

That sure is a cool bunch of pals!

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

omg. I am about to pass out from the spider. No kidding!

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

I don't mind looking at the katydid.... but does he need to hold it? I wouldn't.....

pilch92 said...

Cool moth, but I want to see you beautiful Cleo.

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are some unusual friends ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

We don't know if we would want to call any of those guys "friends." Great photos, though.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I was admiring your dad's friends....until I saw the spider!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Oh, our old bro William would have loved this post. He was a friend to all sorts of bugs.

Black widows are very shy and not aggressive at all, did you know? In fact, one we had once ran away and hid when our old sis Olivia began to snack on her web!

catladymac said...

Yup - that's a katydid. Or at least that's what they look like up here in Ohio.
Cleo - you stay away from that black widow spider!

The Indulged Furries said...

The moth is pretty. We like the other insects too, but we kill all the black widows around our house.

Summer said...

Wow, cool bugs!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We liked them all except the creepy black widow. We wouldnt even play with that one. Our Dad has seen those big beetles. He caught one when he was little and put it in a clay house. Guess who was missing after dinner MOL