Tag Archives: Graphocephala coccinea

06.27.2021 Doin’ the leafhopper hanky panky

I found this amorous pair mating on one of our milkweed plants last night. We have quite a few this year with a one or more on almost every milkweed plant…on the leaves of all things. Red-banded Leafhoppers-¬†Graphocephala coccinea.

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06.30.2019 Black-eyed Susan perfection

Yesterday, for me, said summer has arrived when I found a large patch of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia¬†hirta- also known as Black-eyed Coneflowers- while driving through Quabbin Park.¬† All are lovely flowers but one struck me as a perfect specimen deserving of … Continue reading

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