They were quite beautiful against the bright yellow wildflowers. I thought I’d capture them on camera and see if I could bring their brilliance to life on my blog. They’re Colorado Soldier Beetles and they were everywhere. Covering every yellow bush I could see. I came close and began taking pictures. I noticed they seemed to be on top of each other. I stopped taking pictures and looked more closely. Every single beetle I could see was actually a pair. The bushes were covered in copulating beetles.
I laughed till my belly shook. I laughed so loud it echoed off the foothills as I sat in the middle of that field with mating Soldier beetles.
“Pardonnez mon intrusion, mes amis. Continuer!”