Sunday, October 24, 2021

October 24

wheel bug

This large insect is well-noted for its incredibly painful bite when disturbed or nonchalantly handled. A member of the Assassin Bug family, the Wheel Bug attacks other insects using a series of vicious stabbing motions with the 'fang' at the front of its head. This is the same fang that painfully stabs people who handle it or disturb it. The Wheel Bug is best identified by the ridged, or spiny, wheel on its pronotum (back). Adults are a dusty gray color that may be pale enough to look white. The narrow head has two large black eyes on either side. The long, dark fang tucks in under the face. Antennae are red-orange. Females lay eggs on twigs and branches in clusters that almost resemble a honeycomb shape. Tiny larvae hatch and look completely different from their adult form. These small red and black larvae molt many times before growing to adult size and developing the 'wheel' on their backs. The fang is present even at this early stage of life. The Wheel Bug operates primarily from summer into fall and feeds on other insects including slow-moving caterpillars. Its diet forces the Wheel Bug to reside primarily in leafy areas like forests, parks, or shrubbery. Look for them hiding among the dense foliage of plants.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

October 23

creepy clown 6' animated LED jack-in-the-box Halloween decoration

Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22

Wylie Vizsla!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 14

Wylie Vizsla!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

October 10

backyard sunset views

Saturday, October 9, 2021

October 9

This is a photo of the original location of White River Fish Market in downtown Tulsa. There are two locations in the Tulsa metro nowadays. The one we usually go to is on Sheridan Road in Tulsa. The other one is in Broken Arrow. I snapped this photo on a recent lunch outing at the Broken Arrow location.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7

the gardens at Philbrook Museum of Art 
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 5

tee shirt fundraiser for The London Sanctuary.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

October 3

A couple views from the game camera of the armadillo in the yard early yesterday morning. Armadillos are tearing up yards all over the neighborhood.