Tag Archives: Hemiptera

09.25.2022 Almost very silent Sunday

I was just about to head in to bed when I realized I hadn’t posted these two shots of a very common yet beautiful little bugger from our yard. Red-banded Leafhopper-Graphocephala coccinea There are a few similar species but I … Continue reading

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09.18.2022 Assassin Bug

Ringed Assassin Bug-Pselliopus cinctus

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09.03.2022 I’m knockin’ on your door again my darlin’ I’m knockin’ on your door please answer me

When we opened the door to let Bentley out last night this visitor seemed to want in. Leafhopper-Rugosana querci Those eyes are a lovely mark. These hoppers are found mostly in the eastern U.S. but a few midwest states host … Continue reading

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07.30.2022 Suspension LIft Bug

High water is nothing to worry about for this guy. Stilt Bug-Neoneides muticus on Boneset. I made almost the exact same image a few years ago also on this same flower.  7D Mark II, 100 macro, Canon MT-26EX twin flash. … Continue reading

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07.26.2022 Nature’s Artistry

Of course, art is in the eye of the beholder and is only meaningful as such to humans.  Everything else is about mating and survival for the insect. Leafhopper- possibly Prescottia lobata.  Another new species for the yard and me.  … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Funny, I didn’t smell anything

Green Burgundy Stink Bug-Banasa dimidiata Another new to me species in the yard.  This, I think, is the fifth or sixth stink bug species  we’ve had visit us.  This one seems to want some blueberries.  They like most trees and shrubs … Continue reading

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07.12.2022 Botanical Omnivore

This Lygus bug apparently will eat most anything.  I’ve seen it’s larva on most of our flowering plants and according to BugGuide is hits most crops as well as garden plants. It’s the most common of plant bugs here in … 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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08.11.2021 Another Stinky

I take their word for it as I have never smelled one of these either.  I guess I would if I handled one but I don’t make a habit of handling insects. Anchor Stink Bug-Stiretrus anchorago Annual visitor to my … Continue reading

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07.05.2021 Macro Monday

Small Milkweed Bug-Lygaeus kalmi. These colorful bugs feed on milkweed seeds and flower nectar, but can also be predacious eating honey bees and monarch caterpillars and others. as well as scavenging.

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