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On my way down the road to the north Coyote Springs campsite, I come across a festival put on by hundreds of bugs

On my way down the road to the north Coyote Springs campsite, I come across a festival put on by hundreds of bugs Almost at Coyote Springs!ThumbnailsThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of these bugs playing here in the middle of the road to Coyote SpringsAlmost at Coyote Springs!ThumbnailsThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of these bugs playing here in the middle of the road to Coyote SpringsAlmost at Coyote Springs!ThumbnailsThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of these bugs playing here in the middle of the road to Coyote SpringsAlmost at Coyote Springs!ThumbnailsThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of these bugs playing here in the middle of the road to Coyote SpringsAlmost at Coyote Springs!ThumbnailsThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of these bugs playing here in the middle of the road to Coyote Springs

This must be a mating season for these bugs; many of them are attaching themselves to each other at the rear end.

[I didn't know what these were, but Richard saw this photo and reported that these are Arizona blister beetles, whose juice can be very irritating to human skin.]