Category Archives: Insects

08.29.2021 Silent Sunday

Cabbage White-Pieris rapae

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08.28.2021 Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee

No catchy title today.  Just a shot of this sweet sweat bee on guess what…Boneset, of course. Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee-Agapostemon splendens.  These are actually more green than here.  The flash reflects and creates a golden impression, same as with … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 The buzz here is about beauty

I actually have not heard these buzz at all. Those who know me are aware that a mosquito almost killed me and I hate them. Well, that changed when I met this one. They only eat nectar and the youths … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 I can’t help it if I’m crabby

I am a crab spider after all. White-banded Crab Spider- Misumenoides formosipes I got to spend several minutes with this attractive Arachnid. Up close and personal. We played tag for a while as it kept slipping behind various blooms thinking I was … Continue reading

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08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday

Two-fer Tuesday means two of something…actually I first heard it on the radio when they would play two tunes by the same artist/group. And there likely will be two posts today.  In this case it’s two “bugs”. Northern Flatid Planthopper-Flatormenis … Continue reading

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08.19.2021 If you’re going to San Francisco

You’d better wear some flowers. Synchlora aerata-Wavy-lined Emerald moth larva. These actually don’t go to California but are found over most of eastern and central U.S. Here in the northeast they are the only species to cover themselves with small … Continue reading

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08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

Gary hasn’t posted in a while so I’ll pick it up with a spider for the day.  Hope we hear from him soon as well. In the same meadow, MacLeod Field, where I found the Viceroy I also saw a … Continue reading

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08.14.2021 The Return of the Blue Tarp

I have no idea what the attraction is, but I keep finding interesting insects on this tarp over my woodpile. No complaints.  Life made easy. Green Cloverworm Moth- Hypena scabra  These are highly variable and this is darker than most … Continue reading

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08.12.2021 A handsome moth

I’ve been going to bed most nights between 8 and 8:30 so with it being summer and the sun setting around that same time I have not been able to photograph many night flying moths. I don’t set up a … Continue reading

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08.11.2021-2 Armored Vehicle

Kind of stretching things but this was taken in my garage.  The grasshopper was dragging around some debris that was stuck to it by spider silk and struggling to get free, rolling and tumbling-not like Muddy Waters .  The kindly … Continue reading

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