"Melacoryphus lateralis, a true bug, and a real nuisance"
If you live in the Southern portion of Arizona south, you will know about the experiences with this little bug critter for the past week or so. We are having an infestation of these little bugs, commonly called a seed bug. According to my ranger friends, they have not seen anything like it during the last 30 years. Three nights ago, I had hundreds that had gotten into the house and my screens were totally covered, as these little critters are drawn to the light. Hopefully, once the monsoons come along, these little fellas will move right along. When I think the worst, it is certainly better than having those Minnesota birds, commonly called the mosquito. That goes for gnats and flies as well!
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.