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09.25.2022 Almost very silent Sunday

I was just about to head in to bed when I realized I hadn’t posted these two shots of a very common yet beautiful little bugger from our yard. Red-banded Leafhopper-Graphocephala coccinea There are a few similar species but I … Continue reading

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09.18.2022 Assassin Bug

Ringed Assassin Bug-Pselliopus cinctus

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07.30.2022 Suspension LIft Bug

High water is nothing to worry about for this guy. Stilt Bug-Neoneides muticus on Boneset. I made almost the exact same image a few years ago also on this same flower.  7D Mark II, 100 macro, Canon MT-26EX twin flash. … Continue reading

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07.26.2022 Nature’s Artistry

Of course, art is in the eye of the beholder and is only meaningful as such to humans.  Everything else is about mating and survival for the insect. Leafhopper- possibly Prescottia lobata.  Another new species for the yard and me.  … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Funny, I didn’t smell anything

Green Burgundy Stink Bug-Banasa dimidiata Another new to me species in the yard.  This, I think, is the fifth or sixth stink bug species  we’ve had visit us.  This one seems to want some blueberries.  They like most trees and shrubs … 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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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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07.12.2019 Flashback Friday

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

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