>>>> Appendic de Grenouille <<<< I am insectivorous, of course, as are most grenouilles (we will overlook mon cousin de Afrique, which is the size of a small dog and consumes birds and mammals that come too close). Voila, here is a fat morsel, a creature that would seem a delicacy, a dream gastronomique, plump, succulent, but non, it is not so. This is a blister beetle, and it is unwise even to touch much less eat. The name; it is well to pay attention to the name.
Etienne and oldest son had a brief encounter with this animaux on a concrete trail at Cedar Rock Park in Burlington, NC. Knowing this creature well already, by reputation, they marveled at it's strange beauty and its fearless manner, but oldest son removed it from the path, and harm's way, with a leaf. No touching.
It was a beautiful autumn day, and the hiking was glorious, but Etienne will, perhaps, write about it.