Black-light guest

Why hello there, Mr. Toad. Thank you so much for your services. You are diligently keeping guard beneath my black-lighting sheet, grabbing any little insects that come by. Well, almost any… you missed an elaterid (click beetle) over there. Just to the right a little bit.

Don’t be shy just because I caught you with my flashlight! I don’t think you can fit a whole Acronicta inside that little mouth of yours, so feel free to stay a while. I won’t miss a few mosquitoes or mayflies.

It seems toads can be common guests at black-lighting sheets – I remember encountering an adorable great plains toad cleaning up a sheet in Arizona. Do you have any black-light guest stories or photos? About toads or other creatures? Please share!

Posted on May 30, 2011, in Vertebrates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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