5/9/10

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM...Along Texas Roads!



Texas Wildflower Gourd Vine...Cucurbita Species.
 The vines grow wild in Texas blooming in the spring along with other wildflowers in fields and on roadsides.

Imagine my surprise and delight to find NineDotBacked Beatle Bugs...a new SuSpecies...when ZoomZoomZooming my Texas Roadside Photographs.  

So, I'll be Zooming over to Mary's Mosaic Monday to announce the discovery of these NineDotBacked Bugs. 

I feel sure they are exclusive to Texas, and will be the subject for the article I'm sure I'll be asked to present when the word gets out.
Sincerely,

TexasBugologist

24 comments:

  1. Great mosaic with the bug:)

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  2. Great mosaic! Those bugs are actually very pretty! :)

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  3. What a fascinating looking creature ... I so enjoyed the close-ups of this bug.

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  4. Wonderful mosaic and I love the dot backed bugs! Great, amazing color!

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  5. How wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  6. Beautiful vine. Yummy yellow colour. Aren't those bugs so cute with their poka dots. Hope they aren't a harmful bug. Valerie

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  7. Sue, your photos are stunning. Love those little nine dot bugs, but hope I don't find any in my garden. I bet they like to eat those leaves. :-)

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  8. I love the bugs..They would be great on a card saying "don't bug me".

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  9. Beautiful photos...you even make the bugs look gorgeous...or are Texas bugs gorgeous???

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  10. Oh, those bugs are incredible! Gorgeous! Well, in pictures anyway.

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  11. Beautiful flowers! Pretty cool looking bugs, too:)

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  12. Wow! That's alot of beatle bugs! Beautiful mosaic!...Christine

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  13. That mosaic is very cool. I just looked at the photo of you with your son and grandson and thought your son was your husband. You don't look old enough. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day - I did.

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  14. Great image with all those beetles..spotted like our ladybugs here!
    The gourd blossom is similar to zuccini!Thanks for sharing a bit of Texas!

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  15. Thanks for giving us a closer look - lovely!

    Amanda

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  16. Beautiful photos, Sue!

    I'm clicking to follow, so I will be sure to keep up with your family story. My daddy was a Texan, I spent lots of good time there, while growing up and lived there for awhile as well. I have Texas ancestors too, although I don't know much about them.

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  17. A Nine Dot Backed Beatle Bug... I am impressed :)
    Sure does make for a great mosaic especially on the pretty yellow flower!

    So nice stopping by and perusing several of your posts! Nice to meet you!

    Kindly, ldh

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  18. Amazing that the gourd plant just grows wild along side the road. The bug looks very similar to cucumber beetles except with dots instead of stripes!

    Have a beautiful day!

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  19. Great job on the photo mosaic. You know, those vines look very much like the zucchini that is growing in my garden.

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  20. So cool! Please stop by my blog and see my new post ~ beautiful bloggin!

    Have a great week!

    Jacalyn

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  21. I remember when you became a follower! I haven't visited for a while but it does seem that your blog has just become even more lovely. Your photos are amazing and the bugs are wonderful! Thank you for stopping by!

    Carol

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  22. My kids could tell you, "there are hundreds and hundreds of species of beetles," but none of them are as great as your fantastically clear picture. GAH, I am jealous of both your mad camera skill and your camera.

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