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Question of the Week – Indian Blanket

Posted by romeethredge on January 22, 2016

Last week I had a photo of a wildflower growing on sand dunes at Grayton beach. It was Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, aka Firewheel.

This is a tough plant being heat- and drought-tolerant.  It can flower year round in parts of its range. Native to much of the continential United States.

 

This week I have an entomology question. What is this insect I found on the beach?

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4 Responses to “Question of the Week – Indian Blanket”

  1. Miller Man said

    Looks like a toe-biter Mr. Rome. Giant water bug.

  2. Scott said

    Looks like a predacious diving beetle.

  3. Yes, I was surprised to see it on the beach, it was still alive. I hope you are doing well.

  4. Tom said

    Appears to be a giant water bug !!

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