Weekly Puzzler #152: What BIG Eyes You Have!

Check out this striking insect. Have you seen it? Know what it is?

I was sitting in my sunroom recently when this insect landed on the hot tub steps. I ran out and shot a few photos before he flew off. It is only the third time I’ve ever seen one, though I suspect they are not uncommon–it’s just that there are a lot of insects and a lot of land for them to live in.

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Use the comment box below to give your guess. There are only two chances left before my next drawing–on the first day of summer. All correct answers will be entered! Good luck.

And enjoy your weekend!

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6 Comments

  1. Jock Aplin June 10, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    I cheated by googling “big eyed beetle” and found the Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle.

    • Sharon Mammoser June 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

      Isn’t it amazing what you can learn by googling something! That is awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do that and then for replying. I am always pleased to hear from you.

  2. Arden June 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    No clue but suspecting some kind of beetle. I am guessing those “eyes” are markings and not really its eyes.

    • Sharon Mammoser June 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

      You are correct in thinking it is some kind of beetle, and that those “eyes” are not really eyes!

  3. Joe June 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

    Think of your computer mouse!

    • Sharon Mammoser June 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

      What a good clue! Thanks for reading.