The strange metamorphosis of Colorado Bug Guy Robert Younghanz
Credit: Seth Boster, Out There Colorado
TELLER COUNTY • Robert Younghanz, having downed his bottle of Dr Pepper for the morning, is shimmying in a tea-colored stream, feeling out rocks with his feet until he feels the perfect one. He turns it over.
“Oh! Oh! Look at that! Ophiogomphus severus! No way! That is the only moving-water dragonfly we have in the Rocky Mountain West!”
And he takes the little bugger (“half grown,” he observes) and places it in a container for later inspection. And the day goes on with Younghanz’s often crass river talk.
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