Friday, March 5, 2010

Entomology II


Today's six-legged creature was spotted crawling across the exterior of the MH. The exterminator working nearby had a sign on his truck proclaiming his station in life was "Entomologist," so I asked him for an ID on creature. He said it is referred to here in the valley as "brown bandit." Good enough for me. I think she very strongly resembles what we call a "box-elder bug" in the Midwest, substituting red for the yellow, of course.
Previously, "Entomology."

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

Lin said...

For an "entomologist", Brown Bandit doesn't sound like it's real name! Are you sure he wasn't a fake? It sure looks like the brown bandit and the box-elder bug are cousins.

Have a great weekend, Vanilla!

Vee said...

I'm sure BBBH was glad it was outside!

vanilla said...

Thanks, Andrea. At least the bugs haven't eaten us yet

Lin, methinks (don't you think some of these archaic words should remain in the language?) that you are probably right. Guy after all was in the exterminating business. Knowledge of poisons probably more important than bugology. Maybe he should advertise "Toxicity Expert" instead of "Entomologist"? [btw: maybe 'box elder bug' isn't a real name either?]

Vee, well, yes. But then we are outside a good deal of the time ourselves!