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Darth Vader beetle
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:52 AM
Hello fellow bug-nuts.
Just for fun:
Does this tortoise beetle remind you of a certain Star Wars character?
From my garden in Central Minnesota last summer.
Don Dindorf
St. Augusta, MN

Anthropomorphized Tortoise Beetle

Anthropomorphized Tortoise Beetle

Dear Don,
There has long been a tendency for humans to anthropomorphize rocks, clouds, and even darkened spots on tortillas, and this tendency is probably what lead primitive humans to begin making primitive art.  We are thoroughly amused by your perception of the countenance of Darth Vader on the elytra of this Tortoise Beetle.  Thanks for sharing your observation.

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