Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Animal Wedensday - Carrion Beetle

This is a sketch of a Carrion Beetle that landed on our truck while we were out and about this summer. It was the first time I had seen one of these beetles. It landed and when I put the camera up close to get its picture it reared up at me. Interesting creature. This is done with colored pencils. Happy Animal Wednesday...

8 comments:

Julie said...

This is one freaky attack beetle! Cute until he rears up!!! He looks good on that blue background!

marianne said...

Wonderful critters!
Lovely!

Teri C said...

Oh yikes, the name gets me! You did a great job on this!!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

All creatures great and small!!! And yes, a sort of unfortunate name ... that bug has an uphill road ahead of it to make up for such a name. Sort of like the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue."

Mim said...

Great picture of what a bug that has a nasty name - I'm with Teri on this one. But...a great picture!

Margaret Ann said...

WOW! .How big was this critter??...gorgeous varied color on him ..but I agree...ewwwww the name....LOL :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Margaret Ann, it is about an inch long. It is as its name suggests a carrion eater. UGH...

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely!
Sandra Evertson