Don’t be fooled. These critters get close to 5 centimetres long. They are extremely curious, and when spooked will immediately return to keep their two big eyes on you, and they don’t spook the second time. Whatever they are, they love to hang out in the grass, where the sun is hot enough to turn the earth to dust, and if there’s a human around, zoom, they’re there to check it out. It’s nice being checked out and being put in my place.
The bug from my shed has a name and a story. It’s a masked hunter. It picks up dust bunnies and carries them around. No lie. Read about it here. Thanks to all of you who found it for me!
And here I thought it was a rare grassland critter. I think it loves my shed, though. I also think it’s dusty camouflage does not work on the tarp. Good to know, should you wish to try this method of sneaking up on bugs.