If I don't quit writing about bugs no one will read this blog.
Yesterday I quoted son Dan who said, "Not all shiny green bugs are Emerald Ash Borers, mom."
We had captured one of our invading insects and Dan identified it as a Tiger Beetle. It likes to eat ants and spiders, not ash trees. Hooray.
My husband often reminds me I tend to see things pessimistically. I was shopping for new trees to plant when I thought we already had an infestation. He is more pragmatic. Wait and see. Enough bad things happen without looking for trouble.
Our bug is second from the left in the bottom row in the "line up" of impostors. Not guilty.
I don't think I would want to be an entomologist.