Fun at Salinas Grandes

My colleagues and I greatly enjoyed our visit to the Salinas Grandes salt flats in Catamarca Province, but there was a moment of tension between Federico and Agustín. You see, Federico is only 12″ tall, so we have to keep a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t get himself into any trouble. Apparently he had wandered off too far for Agustín’s comfort, leading to a bit of a scolding. Despite his small size, however, Federico took it all in stride and stayed close for the remainder of our visit.

Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2013

About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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3 Responses to Fun at Salinas Grandes

  1. Chas Spain says:

    That’s great Ted – really clever.
    Little people can be so bothersome at times although my little ones are now sadly all grown big

  2. Ani says:

    Ted, how nice it would be to chase – or be chased by – a tiger beetle at the size! 😀


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