She looks fearsome, I know, but she's a herbivore - and we aren't a bad lot, really! (credits to bugguide.net) My favorite part of this rather anatomically-bizarre critter is its ambulation. They bustle-waddle-stilt at an improbable and highly-precarious speed. It makes sense why Gallup-ites call them "Football Beetles." Other names have been Red and Black Blister Beetles and Sunday Water-Haulers.
Per the last name, maybe I can conscript them to water our little garden . . . ?
Off to plan and prep and read.
Over and out!