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09.10.2020 Colorful Foliage Ground Beetle

One of the many visitors to our Boneset-Eupatorium perfoliatum, I just saw this beetle once but will surely recognize it if I ever see it again. Pretty hard to forget…the beetle, I am perfectly capable of forgetting the name. Green-winged … Continue reading

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07.05.2020-2 Swamp Thing

Beetle, actually. Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle-Strangalepta abbreviata on White Meadowsweet-Spiraea alba. I visited the swampy meadow again this morning after being clouded out for the full moonset. I was hoping to see something new, which this is, along with whatever … Continue reading

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07.04.2020-2 Hello! 2

Red Milkweed Longhorn Beetle-Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

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07.02.2020 A larva for your amazement

Here are a couple of images from the archives (2009) of a larva I happened upon while visiting a local dam property in Huntington, MA quite a few years ago.  I was looking for Dogbane Beetles and happened upon this … Continue reading

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06.15.2020 Macro Monday

A little something colorful from our Elderberry bushes. Elderberry Longhorn Borer-Desmocerus palliatu

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06.09.2020-2 Round-headed Apple Tree Borer

As the name implies, these beetles are apple tree pests.  Their larvae tunnel into the tree and cause damage and sometimes death.  Their beauty belies the depredation caused by the immatures.  While looking at the oak leaves yesterday I came … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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08.17.2015 Back to the bugs…errrr, beetles

One of these days I might settle on a particular subject of interest…insects, flowers, landscapes, water in motion…there is just so much in Nature to experience and I have never been able to narrow my pursuits into one area.  Generalists…stand … Continue reading

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07.25.2015 Dogbane Beetle Annual

Across the street from the lotus pond that gave me that lovely bullfrog last week is a nice patch of Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium).  Curiously enough, this beetle which feeds on these plants is known as the Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus … Continue reading

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07.20.2015-2 Just a little something to make you smile

A few of you have already seen this, but for everyone else….

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