>> Saturday, July 9, 2011
Okay, so I need a little help here. Anybody recognize this gruesomely enormous fellow? The poor critter got hoovered up by my puppy in the back yard, then hacked back up on my hallway floor. My pets then gathered around and stared at him. He was much the worse for the wear by the time my husband swooped in and rescued him from sure death by cat.
He's one burly bug.
So, a couple of things about him make me think "scarab" - the burly size, those cool lamellate antennae, which you can kind of see here:
But I can't get any closer than that, and I am not even certain I'm right.
Oh, by the way, I think we rescued him in time. By the time we finished taking his glamor shots and relocated him outside, he was starting to scuttle about at a healthy pace. May he (or she) live to reproduce, because s/he's cool as heck.