Tag Archives: Hemiptera

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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06.30.2021 What is and what will be

Sounds almost biblical but it’s only another insect post. I spotted this little bit of fluff on an elderberry leaf in our yard and, at first, thought it a wooly aphid. But with some research on the larger image realized … Continue reading

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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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06.23.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Red

Mirid Plant Bug-Miridae Red Milkweed Longhorn Beetle-Tetraopes tetrophthalmus  

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday the second

On the 21st, while photographing the Painted Trilliums I have recently shared, I noticed this little bug on one petal.  I sort of identified it, or maybe entirely, as an Evacanthus leafhopper larva.  The doubt comes from whether that is … Continue reading

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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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