Tag Archives: lepidoptera

07.18.2020 Shaggy

There’s a lot more happening at the Milkweed Inn than just monarchs, although there can never be too many monarchs.  There are milkweed beetles which I shared the other day, milkweed bugs which I have yet to photograph this year, … Continue reading

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07.17.2020-2 Flashback Friday 2003-Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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07.14.2020 Just to complete the set

My reward for vacuuming out my car was a visit by this Monarch female laying eggs.  She never did settle somewhere that allowed me a clear view, always obstructed by a leaf, but I am happy to have seen her … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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04.27.2020 Macro Monday Old Favorite

This is not an uncommon sight with many similar images posted on the internet.  There has not been anything of note to my knowledge so far, not that I am an expert, as to why these White Slant-line moths-Tetracis cachexiata … Continue reading

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02.17.2020 Macro Monday

The muddle continues.  Most of the transfer is complete and working well, but the LR catalog continues to be a problem.  Time heals all wounds.  🙂 I don’t post for Macro Monday very often, but noted that I have never … Continue reading

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02.12.2020-1 Aspen Leaf Miner

The other day I mentioned that the Ice Abstract I posted reminded me of a leaf miner’s trail. These are very small larvae, mostly moths but also flies, wasps, and others, that spend their developmental time within leaves feeding on … Continue reading

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09.26.2019 Painted Lady and the Assassin

Sounds like a mystery novel, eh?  🙂  But it’s just two more insects from our yard. The Painted Lady-Vanessa cardui was dining on the asters when I checked on them again yesterday afternoon.  I photographed one the other day while … Continue reading

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09.22.2019 Two on the Asters

While mowing near our vegetable/flower garden, I noticed the asters were really busy with butterflies and bees.  The bees were busy and kept about their pollen gathering and for the most part so were the butterflies.  There were two Monarchs-Danaus … Continue reading

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08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

I wouldn’t imagine a bird would swallow one of these twice…if at all. Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-Spilosoma virginica-aka Yellow Bear.  There’s more to Moosehorn Pond than frogs.  🙂

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