Meet the beetle


20 Responses to “Meet the beetle”

  1. Takuan says:

    what if it’s the devil that likes beetles?

  2. Zak says:

    I’m no entomologist, I just have a penchant for bugs and massive compound names, but that looks like an especially handsome Darkling beetle of the Tenebrionidae.

    They’re neat!

  3. Shiron says:

    Hello! I am The Devil, and I simply adore beetles.

  4. Takuan says:

    thought so

  5. Antinous says:

    Does flickr require an account just to view photos now? I’m used to the safe search screen, but now I can’t get in at all.

  6. iyou says:

    so much like the beetle in my photo from Cape Town!!

    (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

    (sound of own horn being tooted)

  7. Cpt. Tim says:

    once two of the meal worms i feed to my leopard gecko survived long enough to become beetles. once i noticed their hideout under some gecko furniture I gave them a full pardon and released them. seemed the decent thing to do.

  8. Akratic Behavior says:

    I like dung beetles. They don’t waste; they eat it! Badum-ching! I’ll be here all week. Please try the steak…

  9. Zak says:

    Cpt. Tim: One time some friends with mealworm eating pets managed to lose one of the super-giant mealworms without noticing. Some time later I found a big black beetle trundling around my kitchen.

    The super-giant worms aren’t even supposed to be able to mature. The world needs more impossible mutants. I took it outside and let it fly away.

  10. hp003 says:

    Call that a beetle? These are beetles!

  11. NikFromNYC says:

    Ladybugs are beatles. So are both German (small) and American (huge) cockroaches. My two NYC cats means that we never see live roaches ’round here, but cats being so proud, they drop dead things in their path, thus I praise the invention of the Dyson rechargeable hand-held vacuum cleaner. No, wait, then the roach is still there in the cyclonic bag-free collector.

    Ugh, no, I actually praise box-packing tape and garbage men (“sanitation engineers”). It’s funny since down in our doorman lobby, there is an extermination sign-up list, and roaches seem to infest certain apartments over and over again, like recurrent cancer.

    Mice are different. Rats can’t climb up on the upper floors of buildings in Manhattan, but mice can and do. Here is a video of my black cat eating one, leaving a broken tail behind. Oh thank god, I can’t find the video, just a still which leaves out how she licked it for an hour before eating it in one minutes, from head to tail:

    But what about the beetles that live in our eyebrows, keeping them free of dandruff?

    Are they cool too?

  12. zish says:

    Beetles in my carpet
    under my feet
    they come out when they eat
    Beetles in my carpet
    under my feet
    they come out when they eat
    Beetles in my carpet
    under my feet
    they come out when they eat

    Richard D. James would Agree.
    /I think

  13. georgelazenby says:

    Hello Coelocnemis californicus!

  14. tracyrtwyman says:

    What else do you and God have in common?

  15. Moon says:

    It looks like you kicked sand on him like some beach bully.

    /I’ll bet he’s going to the comic store to buy tiny beetle comics just for the “Become a He-Beetle” ads.

  16. shmengie says:

    omfg, the vanalden cave! as a teen, me and my friends did SO MANY drugs up there. careful not to fall through that big-ass, dangerous hole in the top!

  17. johannm says:

    Sometimes you bide your time, waiting for the right moment to post your beetle photo!

    Here’s mine, and I would love to have some entomologist identify it for me, it was a beautiful licorice loaf of bread painted by a velvet artist.

  18. Dustin Driver says:

    Johannm, that’s insane.

    check this out:


  19. johannm says:

    Hey thanks for the reference! It’s a Spanish Blister Beetle!

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