Tag Archives: Hemiptera

10.06.2020-2 Nursery Pod

Let me start by saying that I finally was able to use the Classic Editor.  Now I just hope it is always available. I went to Mount Pollux this morning to photograph the Holyoke Range in fog. But I also … Continue reading

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08.07.2020 My world turned upside down

because I didn’t notice that this morning’s early post was #1550. I had meant to mark the occasion but then forgot.  It was 3:17 a.m. so I have that as an excuse.  That makes this #1551. Green Stink Bug nymph- Chinavia … Continue reading

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08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

I spent a bit of time this morning in the wet meadow where I find the grass pinks.  Of course they are long since passed, but there were a few insects found and this is the first I’ll be posting. … Continue reading

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07.12.2019 Flashback Friday

Here’s a curiosity I’ve never posted here from a few years back.  All of nature, but especially the insect world, is just full of things that are beyond our imagination although many have got their inspiration from observing the wild. … Continue reading

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08.10.2015 Honest honey, it’s not what it looks like

Although I am sure this shot isn’t going to make anyone jealous, it isn’t what it seems…really, it isn’t.  🙂 This is a pair of jagged ambush bugs.Phymata sp. It is fairly common to find a male riding a female’s … Continue reading

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08.27.2014 Little Stinkers

For some reason, maybe it’s the blueberry bushes, we get a lot of stinkbugs in our yard.  I don’t mind as I find them quite attractive.  These are green stink bugs, but we have been visited by a couple of … Continue reading

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08.24.2013 Podisus-the Predatory Stink Bug

I took a bit of license with the title.  Our subject is actually “a” Podisus Predatory Stink Bug.  There are around 5000 species of stink bugs in the world with about 550 species in the U.S. and, so far, 3 … Continue reading

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