scream and run for the flyswatter when confronted with this:
After blogging, scream "Blogworthy!" and run for the camera and Kenn Kaufman's "Field Guide to Insects."
Look at this thing - it's a monster! Doesn't it have "killer" written all over it?
Unfortunately, it does. It is a cicada killer, an insect I just learned about this year from posts like this and this, and it was no threat to me. Now, I feel kind of bad about the following photo.
Oh, I still swatted it. It was a humongous wasp-like thing on my ceiling at 11 o'clock at night. I don't think I could have slept if I left it there. But, I also took its picture, ID'd it, and posted about it on the blog.
That should count for something.