31 December 2009

A Beautiful Visitor

This is what I found clinging to my security door yesterday.  This beautiful gold and iridescent green insect is a Christmas beetle.  So called because that's when they're mostly seen...in December.  Unfortunately, they are not as plentiful as they once were so I was thrilled to find this fellow.  It's the first Christmas beetle I have seen for about five years.


Angelo said...

that's a beautiful specimen Robyn. That's so cool that you actually have beetles around for Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year's Eve! All the best in 2010 to you, Bella, Mitzi, and all of your family.

Merle said...

Dear Robyn ~~ Pretty beetle, and I
haven't seen one for years either.
Glad you had a great Christmas with family and so did I with family -
it's a special time.
I enjoyed your Christmas poem about
Santa and the roos. I hope that the
New Year in 2010 will be a great one for you - with health and happiness
and prosperity galore.
Take care, my friend, Love and hugs

Tinsie said...

How cool is finding one of those just as December is expiring?! Great picture too :-)

Gattina said...

Yikes ! how can you take that in your hand ?? disgusting like a spider, lol ! I became very rich this year, you should read my Thursday Thirteen if you have time.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Awesome beatle! Love the colors!

Cheers to a fabulous 2010, filled with Love, friendship, fulfilled dreams, health, wonderful trips and lots and lots of laughter! *giggles*

Lets make this year the BEST!

Walker said...

That ius a unique and beautiful bug.
For a bug that is.
I get all the other girl bugs chase him all the time

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