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.
Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Insect Behavior, Insects, macro photography, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Hemiptera, insect, Lygaeus kalmi, Massachusetts, New England, Seed Bug, Small Milkweed bug, true bug, western massachusetts
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
Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Insect Behavior, Insects, macro photography, Nature Photography
Tagged Amherst, Chinavia hilaris, green stink bug, Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Massachusetts, New England, Pentatomidae, Persicaria orientalis, Prince's-feather Smartweed, true bug, western massachusetts
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