Sunday, October 21, 2007

Long-jawed Longhorn?

Any comments on this one? We went to a friends house way, way, way out in the country. We had to cross about 6 cattle guards to get to their house. They invited us over to pick oranges and lemons from their bursting at the seams trees. We brought home bags and bags of two varieties of oranges and some lemons. Then they showed us this persimmon tree and look what we saw.

Of course, the kids were all, "ooohhhs and aaahhhs" then I took this picture. The closest thing I found is the Long-jawed Longhorn but it says it's yellow and black and this was more orange than yellow. So any ideas? Can it also be orange?

UPDATE: Yes, I was right. Here is another link where you see it. http://bugguide.net/node/view/42430 Thanks to those that helped find out.

7 comments:

Brit said...

I have no idea, but it's cool looking!

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Jimmie said...

Great photo -- the insect on the persimmon! What great colors! Glad you identified the insect.

lindafay said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog today. Especially liked your nature pics!

Warmly,

cali said...

maybe those insect can camoflauge! (I probably spelled that wrong!)That picture is so cool though. Maybe you should take up photography tia!!

Missi said...

So beautiful!!! maybe he got so orange from eating the persimmons...lol..rofl...That is one awesome shot Martha...

School for Us said...

Cool! I was already for a challenge of identifying him, but see you've found him. I love that he's a "longhorn" - very fitting, huh? I love identifying bugs. :-)