January 14, 2006

WICKED WASPY THING and Field-Trip Foto Friday

I've been saving this picture since last summer to blog... but never got around to it. I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of horrid bug this is? It sounded like a B-52 Bomber buzzing by and invoked extreme respect and FEAR from me. I am terrified of flying, stinging insects (which makes my nickname of 'BEE' an hilarious irony). Do comment if you know what this evil bug is. I hope I never meet up with one again!

In honor of my resolution to avoid too much time on the computer, I thought I would start a new tradition here on Sprittibee and begin a series entitled, "Field-Trip Foto Friday". It's much easier to do a tiny post and a photo than a lengthy article each post. I wanted to start from the beginning and go back to the first years of field trips... which would require me to pull down the picture CDs and get a few field trip photos ready to blog. Be watching next Friday for the first in the new series!

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mommy to four j's said...

I do kind of the same thing I made Fridays the day of prayer request for if you have any feel free to let me know have a great weekend

PJ said...

I kinda looks like a fire ant queen.
Horrid, for sure!

Sprittibee said...

This thing is no fire ant queen. It was almost 2 inches long. If it is a fire ant queen, I'm NOT moving back to Texas. We have a hard enough time living around the little red ones! I'd freak out if they were 2 inches long and black. A bite from that kind of fire ant might kill someone!

buggymug said...

I don't know either, Bee, but I have seen them around here. They are creepy looking. I emailed the photo to a friend of mine who is an exterminator to see if he knows what it is. I'll let you know if I hear back from him.


GenaSuarez.com said...

Ewwww, that bug looks scary. Here in TN, I've found the bug capitol of the world...goodness they are HUGE here!

Have a GREAT week!


Tami said...

Very cool pic! I don't know what it is either. Field trip Friday pics sounds like fun to me!

And CONGRATS on being the Grand Prize winner from the Homeschool Carnival!

Sprittibee said...

Bev - yes, let me know about the bug if you find out. Kevin has an aunt who is an entomologist (sp?) and I can also ask her, but haven't thought of doing that yet. I'm sure she's sick of me photographing bugs and sending her pictures to identify after 13 years of it! I am a big pest. I love bugs... they are very interesting... even if I am a bit frightened of the creepy ones!

Gena - I'm sure that Texas and TN are about the same in the bug category. They have roaches in Houston that are as big as humming birds - and they fly around near your outside doors at night and LAND on you while you are trying to get your key in the lock! YUUUUUUCK! A good roach is a dead roach!

Tami - I WON something? How cool is that! I better head over and check that out! Thanks for the tip. I've been off in my own little world this weekend... my husband had Sunday off... so we had what we call a "larvastation day" yesterday. My son said, "I'm a slug! I want to do something with my life!" Ha! We accidentally missed church and I ended up fighting a migraine headache and slept most of the day. We stayed home and played computer games and goofed off all day... my bad! Oh, well... everyone needs some mindless down-time now and then.



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