Spring has arrived with full force, and some bug friends are back on the playground. We’ve seen some oldies but goodies like ladybugs and flies, but also some new ones like what you see in the banner picture.
I am too lazy to look them up on the internet, so I’m asking you: Do you know what they are? I can tell you that they are each the size of an ant, but with a long abdomen that might be ….segmented? I don’t know – they wiggled when they walked. I made the mistake of dubbing them ‘train bugs’ since they always traveled in twos. When we found a lone one we would scoop him up with a leaf and try to get him to join a pair, but they would break apart and pair up again. I don’t know.
I do know that the budding entomologists really clogged up trike traffic for a good long while. Sorry, guys, but bugs are important. “Don’t run over the train bugs!!” – direct quote from Autumn & the gang.