“Broad-headed Sharpshooter” by rhoing

“Broad-headed Sharpshooter”

That's what it's called. (“I swear I am not making this up”!) From BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/52731 » “The name 'sharpshooters' refers to their habit of forcing excess water droplets out of the tip of the abdomen with an audible popping noise.” A 12-second video of this behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFiJNThjmyY&feature=youtu.be

Confirmed at BugGuide as “Oncometopia orbona” or “Broad-headed Sharpshooter”; http://bugguide.net/node/view/1279562
Species page, http://bugguide.net/node/view/7355

1 year ago (“Cabbage White”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-08-11
2 years ago (“Eastern Tiger Swallowtail”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-08-11
3 years ago (“Ed & Judy’s ’57 Chevy (Bel Air)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-08-11
4 years ago (“Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (‘dorsal’ view)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-08-11
5 years ago (“Green tubes”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-08-11

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What an interesting insect! 😊
August 22nd, 2016  
LOL! That's one ugly bug!
August 24th, 2020  
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