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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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01.29.2015 Thinkin’ Summer

Tuesday’s snow has been cleared, the roof has been raked and we got up around 30°F today which led to some melting.  Around midnight tonight there’s another few inches coming in and then we get real cold again, just in … 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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08.14.2014 Back to the buggies

Here are a few shots of Bugs and Friends from the backyard. Cocklebur Weevil (Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus) on a Boneset leafBuffalo Treehopper (Ceresa taurina) on a grass stalkAn Assassin Bug nymph on BonesetAnd what has been suggested is a Ornate Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus ornatus) … 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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