Six-Spot Ground Beetle
I had seen the Six-Spot Ground Beetle for the first time on the
and at Bandipur, in the forest, I was pleased to make its acquaintance again:
Isn’t it a beauty, like a die (one of a pair of dice, and let me have no foolish puns–foolish puns are those that I haven’t thought of myself–about Paradise!) that’s sprouted legs?
Ah, but do not be careless with this creature, for it can deliver a nasty bite…here’s a closeup of those mandibles:
So…no biting humour for this one!