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:

Terri Steffes said...

Cool!

peggy gatto said...

pure magic!!!!!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Great mosaic with the bug:)

Annesphamily said...

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

BernieH said...

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

Snap said...

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

Mary said...

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

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

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

Sarah said...

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. :-)

Mary Lou said...

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

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

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

Pom Pom said...

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

Carol said...

Beautiful flowers! Pretty cool looking bugs, too:)

xinex said...

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

Stacey 18 said...

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.

Naturegirl said...

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!

Amanda at 32˙North said...

Thanks for giving us a closer look - lovely!

Amanda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

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.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

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

Wendy said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

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

Have a great week!

Jacalyn

Carol at Serendipity said...

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

Dapoppins said...

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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