I've been mulling around post ideas in the back of my mind. I noticed many of my fellow bloggers have regular features--days with pictures, etc. You'd think I'd try something normal like that, but no. I've always been a little warped, so I want to do a recurring feature on insects. Specifically, the weird ones. And so, here it is--the inaugural "Grab a Shoe--Preferrably Someone Else's" post on weird, gross, oversized bugs. I should add the title is in honour of my college roommate. Once upon a time, there was a hugely large disgusting spider in our dorm room. For reasons I cannot explain, but largely related to the intense fear I felt at that moment, I decided my best course of action was to grab my roommate's shoe, and use that to kill the hugely large disgusting spider. She has never forgiven me.
I have a few bugs up for the honour of this inaugural post, including some sentimental favourites, but since I already have the link ready for this one, I give you...*drum roll*...The Sphingidae! I can hear your collective gasp of wonder as I type this. The sphingidae, or 'sphinx moth' as my sister-in-law explained it, is a moth that is often mistaken for a hummingbird. I thought it was a funky species of bee. The little critter was flying around our car Thursday afternoon, and The Hubby and I couldn't agree on what it was.
Thanks to D?T at Flickr for the picture. Stay tuned for more weird, gross, oversized bugs. If you have any pictures of your own nominees for the "Grab a Shoe--Preferrably Someone Else's" posts, by all means, submit them!