Continuing with my catch-up efforts, the next installment of photos. Yep! All about bugs. Sure, some are not technically bugs, but you get the idea. Disclaimer . . . these photos are not as good as the ones in the “preview” post. Suck it up; you can’t have top drawer stuff all the time.
First up, a West Coast Lady butterfly.
This is not the same butterfly or from the set of photos I previewed in my “preview” post. Different Butterfly, and these are not as clear as I would like because, you guessed it, of the wind.
I did manage a couple of decent shots, of which the following is my favorite.
You know how people sometime equate beauty with butterflies? Well, not so much.
Next up, our perennial standby, the Goldenrod Crab spider. Funny how once I saw one, I keep seeing them all over the place. This one appeared in black and white in the off color post. Here he (she?) is in full color.
Not only did I see adults, but I saw a number of juveniles on other plants. Here is one that sat there, apparently not minding me getting in its face. This looks like a Northern Crab spider.
This is a bee shot I left out of the bee post. Probably a carpenter bee. See the little tool-belt, and the hammer loop on its hind leg? No? Well, it’s some sort of bee. If it’s not a Carpenter bee, maybe it’s a Tony Orlando and Dawn bee.
Back to spiders . . . Doh!! I mean, back to Harvestman, specifically the Eastern Harvestman (at least that’s what it looks like). Also called a Daddy Long-legs, it’s not technically a spider.
Next, a quick series about two bugs. I cannot say for sure, but I believe these were clandestine lovers. I mean, what are the odds that of all the Stella D’Oro lilies blooming, these two would choose the same one?
That larger one is a Tarnished Plant Bug . . .
The name is odd . . . I don’t rightly know if it refers to the coloring of the bug, or that the plant it’s on is tarnished. Meaning that, since English is not may native language, I am often fooled; is the adjective modifying the word “plant” or the word “bug”? Or should the words “plant bug” be considered a unit, and modified as such by the adjective “tarnished”.
Idle minds ponder the matter, and then get distracted by the yogurt they are enjoying.
I don’t know what this is, so I’ll make up my own name: Golden Resplendent Promiscuous Bug. Goldie, for short.
The Stella D’Oro lilies are popular spots for bugs . . .
This is one of the Long-legged Flies (Condylostylus species). A very neat-looking fly. It reminds me of the Lexx . . . although upon closer examination, maybe not.
This looks to be another plant tarnished by the bug, or a tarnished bug on a plant, or plant and bug both tarnished.
Actually, that is not Tarnished Plant Bug. It looks more like it belongs to the LYGAEOIDS group of bugs, which include the so-called Big-eyed bugs, which I believe this one to be . . . but I could be wrong. I remember once, in the last millennium, I was wrong about being wrong, so I would not bank on me being wrong here.
And now, on to the Mighty Ant (the Silky Ant).
The interesting thing is that I’ve not barbequed for a while . . . that ant must have dragged it from our neighbors . . . a good 80 yards away. Impressive.
I will end with the Long-legged Fly in a different setting.
Once again, I don’t feel like linking each individual photo to the corresponding full-size photo at SmugMug. Those few who are interested can click HERE to visit the gallery of these photos.
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. . . my FP ward . . . chieken shit.