John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.
This photo below was taken with my iPhone when I was walking my dog. She spotted something “interesting” on the sidewalk and started to investigate. When I saw it, I pulled my dog back and bent down to take a closer look. It seemed to be an insect, like a cricket, but it looked like it had been dipped into some sort of gold coating. It was weird, which is why I leaned in to take this photo. Then I gingerly touched it and it didn’t move, and that’s when I realized it was just an empty exoskeleton.
I was curious because I’d never seen a bug like this before so I took my photo and did a Google reverse search. Turns out that the bug was a Jerusalem cricket. But despite its name, it’s neither true cricket nor true bug. It’s not even native to Jerusalem. And while they are not venomous, they can emit a foul smell and are capable of inflicting a painful bite.
If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.