Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Leaf-footed Bug

The good thing about this summer is that the bugs seem to thrive on the heat and dry conditions. I found this Leaf-footed bug sitting on the leaf of a Sand Vine 'Cynanchum laeve'. It let me get in close with my camera without moving away. I thought maybe it was because it was missing a leg but it finally moved and I realized it had just laid an egg. When I drew it I gave it back its missing leg. Happy Animal Wednesday to you all. I hope you are having a great week.

15 comments:

Mim said...

Oh I've seen those bugs before but didn't know what they were. too cool that we both did bugs

Q said...

Wonderful and exciting bug painting. The bugs do seem to love the heat and humidity.
I love the bugs...
Sherry

Julie said...

You are peinting bugs and I am fighting bugs! LOLOL!!! Love this cute feller!

messyfish said...

wow! now thats what I call observation! A bug laying an egg...I want to see that too. (dont tell julie, the bug killer!)

ArtistUnplugged said...

Really nice bug painting! Enjoyed your blooming Tuesday painting too! Catching up, loved seeing Luna and Oly frolicking, happy belated birthday to Luna! Hope all is well with you and yours.

studio lolo said...

I think he should be called a hug-bug because of the X on his back!!

Lynn said...

Oh My, I think Mim has a video of this bug! LOL

Quiet Paths said...

Bugs are amazing. You are so observant. The colors are so striking too.

Katiejane said...

I've never heard of a "leaf footed bug". Interesting. Your drawing is very good.

yoon see said...

Happy Animal Wednesday Lisa!!!!!!!!!!
I always love your observation to the nature. I am sure you are lover of nature and this painting show your passion again in creation. Keep the momentum moving Lisa!

SandyCarlson said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for the art and the story. God bless, Lisa.

PAK ART said...

How funny about the leg! It looks like a nice bug, not a scary bug.

marianne said...

Oh that is sweet to give her back her missing leg. How special you witnessed this nearly birth!

shirl said...

Lisa, fun to see this after just reading your safari on Greenbow. I must drop by this blog more often :-D

yoon see said...

Happy belated Animal Wednesday Lisa!
I love to see bug too, they are sometimes adorable too!
Love your attention on this bug and the result turned out to be pleasing!
And I love seeing greens and bugs too....yes and also caterpillar!