Tag Archives: insect

09.10.2018 Our Neighborhood Assassin

Bug, that is. Pselliopus sp. with a dinner morsel on a milkweed pod. Well, maybe not everyone’s idea of cute as a bug in a rug, but the orange body and black and white leggings are kind of “adorable”.  🙂 Advertisements

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09.27.2017 Defying imagination

The insect world is beyond imagination.  Natural selection has created so many different species that I don’t think human artists could even approach duplicating the feat. And, although describing is beyond my intention in this post, their lives are just … Continue reading

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09.07.2015 Scorpionfly

There is beauty in form and function.  Then there is beauty as seen by the human eye.  We tend to think of beauty as an aesthetic which is something basically common to just us.  Whatever appreciation there is in the … Continue reading

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08.07.2015 More backyard bugography

First of all, this is not a bug by definition.  It’s a Great Golden Digger Wasp-Sphex ichneumoneus and fairly large…about an inch long.  But it’s a gentle giant in terms of aggression towards humans and of no threat whatsoever to … 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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07.17.2015 Streaking

Ha!  This isn’t what you were thinking.  🙂 Here are two species of Hairstreak butterflies.  We allow milkweed to grow on one side of our driveway in hopes of attracting a Monarch to lay some eggs.  So far we have … Continue reading

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07.09.2015 Root-maggot Fly

At the request of Intricate Knot, here is one of the insect shots from the trip to Mount Pollux. I guess there are worse things than being called a root-maggot fly…and most likely the maggot behavior has earned the name. … Continue reading

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