This is a funky-looking bug that was just chilling out on the porch right outside my study door. I stepped outside for a moment and almost stepped on him. Then I reached back into my study, grabbed my camera, and snapped a few shots, getting as close as I could and still be in focus (note to self: pick up close-up lens and tele-converter lens when you get some spare cash). I have no idea what it is, but it looks cool. Incidentally, it was only as I was looking through the pictures that I realized I like bugs, possibly as much as I like flowers.
(26 May 2004)