Friday, November 25, 2005

Dung


Phanaeus vindex
Gainesville FL
11/25/05
If the colour is off on this shot, it is because I am adjusting it on a crappy monitor. Anyway, it sure is purty in real life.
Tommorrow: Manatees!

4 comments:

viaviation said...

That is a very colourful bug.. Looks like he was dipped in shimmering oil.

itapita1 said...

are you referring to my crappy monitor??? I resent that if so!! Haha...good to have you for the weekend...ttyl

tenodera said...

I LOVE phanaeus species! You should type it in on google images because there are some b-e-a-utiful beetles of this genus! too bad they roll crap for a living.....anyway, you are lucky to find this little bugger. I have never seen such a pretty dung beetle in person before as we dont have them where I live- at least, I think we dont.

tenodera said...

I love phanaeus species! You are very lucky to find one. If you find a dead one in good condition, sell it on ebay as you will get a good price out of it. Type in "phanaeus" at google image search and you will see some B-E-A-UTIFUL beetles. Too bad they roll crap for a living.....