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Friday, August 31, 2012

Late Start

Leaving the foothills behind
Because of an early-morning commitment we had to leave a half hour later for our hike.  It's amazing what thirty minutes does in terms of the ambient temperature.  It felt much hotter out on the trail.  Of course, there was almost no breeze.  The last image here looks to be of a Cicada, but I'm not sure it is.  This insect had a very loud buzz, and it appears to have some type of pollen on its wings.  It looks like a beetle, though.  Of course it's a beetle; absent are the Cicada's large wings.
Let's get moving, dude

Beetle it is!


Scott said...

Looks like a beetle to me, Packrat, not a cicada.

packrat said...

Of course, you're right, Scott. It wasn't that long ago that I saw quite a few Cicadas, with their characteristically large wings.

Dr. K said...

I like the coloring of that beetle.

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