New Insect Found Living on Fridge

…of the chapulin variety. He’s from Oaxaca and I’ve named him Chappy…Chappy the Chapulin. I’m hoping he’ll scare off all the other bugs (somehow we have none, even though we live in the heart of the world’s second-largest city. Go figure. NYC was full of roaches. Mexico City? Clean as a whistle.)

Chappy is an alebrije. I wanted to buy many more alebrijes while we were in Oaxaca, but the no-good rule known as “luggage restrictions” kept me from indulging in my intense need to collect oodles of Oaxacan folk art (much to Brendan’s pleasure, I’m sure).

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Here is where Chappy originated:

This roadside stand of alebrijes is located way up in the mountains of Oaxaca.

This roadside stand of alebrijes is located way up in the mountains of Oaxaca.

Like all alebrijes, Chappy is carved from wood and hand-painted.

Like all alebrijes, Chappy is carved from wood and hand-painted.

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5 thoughts on “New Insect Found Living on Fridge

  1. Betty Victory says:

    Chappy is a cutey. It would be easy to want to make a collection.

    We had far fewer insects in El Paso than any other place we have lived. Looks like the insects just don’t thrive as well in the dryer air and altitude.

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