Locust Borer Beetle, Ottawa ON

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation,
it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.

This isn’t likely the exact thing that J.B.S. Haldane said, but it’s pretty clearly true to his viewpoint.

As the North American Insect Identification site notes, by species count, one in every four animals is a beetle.  

The locust borer beetle is, they say, often (or at a distance) mistaken for a wasp or bee.  I understand, because I did, and not at such a great distance.

As our hydrangea bloomed, we had wasps and bees all over it.  Also this little pest.  You can see why it’s classified as a longhorn beetle.

Close-up of yellow and black beetle with long antennae.

Close-up of yellow and black beetle with long antennae.
Showing off antennae & hip flexor flexibility.
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