Category Archives: insects

Milkweed Bugs

There is quite a massing of Large Milkweed Bugs on, appropriately enough, milkweed in my yard now.  Their bright orange and black coloring is quite eye catching.

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Also posted in Macro, Summer 2014

Bird Food

This butterfly is battle scarred from birds or other predators taking bites out of its wings.  It was apparently unfazed by the loss of tissue as it went about its mission of sipping nectar for dinner.

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Also posted in Butterflies, Macro, Summer 2014

Loafing Before The Hop

Early morning in the cool air is a time fo insects to wait for some sunshine and warmth to get the day going. Such was the case with this grasshopper a few mornings ago.

Also posted in Macro, Summer 2012

Red-banded Hairstreak

This beautiful little butterfly, which is found from Long Island to the Florida Keys, was feeding in our garden this afternoon, for which I am very grateful.

Also posted in Butterflies, Macro, Summer 2012

A Moth’s Breakfast

Moths were up at first light this morning feasting on Mountain Mint blossoms.

Also posted in Macro, Moths, Summer 2012

Reed Holder – Grasshopper

Holding fast to a reed in the marsh, this grasshopper thought he was blending right in.

Also posted in Macro, Summer 2011

Choker

Dew covered spider webs resemble beautiful jewel necklaces but are a peril to flying insects.

Also posted in Macro, Summer 2011

Ants Exposed

I was splitting wood yesterday and from one log a colony of carpenter ants spilled out.

Also posted in Fall 2010

Blue Eyed Caterpillar

Actually the apparently blue eye of this Woolly Bear is the reflection of the sky.

Also posted in Fall 2010, Macro

Cave Cricket

These are the crickets you encounter when you clean out sheds or storage areas. I bet you didn’t know they were so cute when you get up close and personal with them.

Also posted in Fall 2010