|This moth is about 1.5 inches long.|
The larvae feed on a variety of plants, particularly Willows, Oaks and Eupatorium species.
|This moth was in a mass of stiltgrass|
|We found this lethargic moth in early afternoon,|
these moths usually fly at night.
|Three of the 6 yellowish spots can be seen |
on the wing casings of this tiger beetle.
The larval form is also predatory. It stays in a burrow and lunges out to capture passing small insects, like ants and spiders.
|The jewel-like coloring of this insect caught my eye. It was tough to photograph |
because it kept scurrying to the opposite side of the cucumber from the camera.
|I only found this Mantis because it was moving, |
otherwise it would have blended into the grasses.
At 4 inches, this is probably a Chinese Mantid.
|These moths hover near flowers and gather nectar through their long proboscis.|
|Hummingbird Moth at a Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa.|
|Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis, is a favorite of Japanese Beetles. |
It is also a good place to find Wheel Bugs. You can see
the dark beak sticking into the beetle.