Sunday, April 7, 2013

Who called the cops?

I saw these bugs while strolling in Père Lachaise cemetery
with my friend Marylène, who told me that they're called
"gendarmes."  I thought it was because they look like they're
wearing a uniform, but it's actually because you never see one all
by itself—they travel in groups, just like the Paris police!

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  1. Strange and wonderful looking insects - and who's grave were you looking for?

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. Have mercy, even the bugs in Paris are chic. {Not that I'd want it any other way...} Lovely close-up, my sweet.

  3. I love that they are called gendarmes because of their group travels. Clever and funny. However, I am not a fan of bugs, though I like your photo very much.

  4. That's weird...they call them gravediggers here.....

  5. Strange little bugs! They are also called fire bug- Great photo!

  6. Oh I"ve never seen such. Lucky you!

  7. So colorful! They remind me a bit of Box Elder bugs. Perhaps they are in the same "bug family".

  8. Oh..Wow! I have never seen these...and they look so truly trendy Parisian style! :-) Lovely pic...Thank you!

  9. Beautiful patterns and textures! Love it! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)


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