This unidentified bug has served as my first serious test subject.
|Found in wet, cold mud in a flowerpot. 6 mm. long, very active.|
|Face view of a dead companion. Much more tranquil. I like his "eyelashes".|
I have the feeling that I should recognize this critter, but the memory is elusive, and I don't see it in my books or on BugGuide. I have submitted photos there. (Update: Ken W., at BugGuide says it's a rove beetle of some sort. Update #2: In the genus Tachyporus.)
And I'm happy with the results of the editing process. It took about 4 times as long as it does in Picnik, but that will improve with practice.