A “burying beetle,” Nicrophorus guttula, which Kieran found in Joaquin Miller Park. All black but for the orange tips of its antennae. It also carried a crowd of tiny mites on its back. These insects are known for being the most attentive, dedicated parents among beetles — they stay with their eggs and larvae while they are growing up.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: