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Short-Winged Blister Beetle

Yesterday when I took my morning walk in the woods, I found this interesting beetle, so I took some shots of it from different angles.  When I got back to the house I looked it up in my bug book and I found that it is a Short-Winged Blister Beetle.  The book also said that when this beetle is disturbed, it will fall over on it’s side and feign death.  How cool is that?  A bug that plays dead!  I went back out to see if I could find it again so I could pester it and see if it would play dead for me, but it was already gone.  I’ll keep looking for another one like it so I can try it and see if the book is right.

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Here’s a few of the new wildflowers that are coming up out in the woods now too.

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Wood Anemone

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Downy Yellow Violet

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Merrybells

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Spring Beauties

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Bluebead Lily

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False Lily Of The Valley

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