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22 April 2013

Monday macrobug: Carpenter bee

These guys are the bane of my existence lately. Now that the ladybugs are gone, we’ve got a dozen carpenter bees orbiting the house, seeking an opportunity to drill holes in it. Here’s one after an encounter with a tennis racket I keep on the porch expressly for the purpose of controlling their population: Look at those amazing eyes! Ventral view, rotated to make it look like he’s flying above …


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