Creepy Cute

The creepy crawlers are coming out…well, they’re always out and about… but, with the approach of Halloween they seem to catch our attention just a bit more. This past week, we’ve  been collecting a few shots of our resident multi-legged mini monsters….

I swear these praying manitis’ are actually aliens! This little (big) guy greeted us on our front porch the other night. He seemed to listen to every word I said to him. After I took the photo and the flash went off, he got really friendly and kept trying to climb up my arm! I literally had to shake him off and run in the house! AAAAAHHHHHHH!


I love these beetles….I don’t know what variety it is, but they are really cute! (In bug terms)… We see them occasionally toddling along the porch, their over-sized antennas  swiveling around their heads like pointy radars. The dogs and cat will go give it a little sniff then leave it alone….maybe it’s a stink bug?

Yesterday, we found this humongus locust resting in our chili riesta. Probably seeking shelter from the big storm we had yesterday afternoon.

This little guy caught my eye, with his perfect web glistening in the sun. I can’t say that I really like the spiders, but this one did provide a perfect Halloweenish portrait.

Speaking of spiders, the tarantulas have been out at night, but we haven’t been able to get a good pic recently… I’ll go ahead and throw this pic in (taken a couple years ago)…

Sooooo cute and cuddly!

And then there’s  my may favorite little creature…. the ‘drunk bug’…

He come’s and shares a glass of wine with me almost every evening. I have looked on line to find out what it is, but I can not find anything about this bug….I really do think this one is an alien…but that’s for another blog post!

If anyone reading this knows what this bug is, don’t tell me….You’ll burst my buggy bubble!