Bug of the Week

The 12 Bugs of Christmas II


Two-Striped Planthoppers sometimes come in non-camo pink. This lovely plant-feeding leaf-mimic has the Best Nymph Ever! bugguide.net/node/view/197096/bgimage. Looks like an Arthur Rackham drawing the BugLady saw once.

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Coral Hairstreak – There’s a reason they named it Butterfly weed!

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Still life: CarnivoresI on Yellow Flower – The BugLady always checks out motionless insects and is frequently rewarded for her troubles. Sharing may be caring (or is it the other way around?), but arthropods are notably unsentimental. Did the ambush bug get the bumblebee, or did the crab spider? (Oh yes, there is!)

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A glamour shot of a Red and Green Stinkbug, resplendent in Christmas colors, on the BugLady’s white plasticware.

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The business end of a Water Scorpion, possibly aimed at an hors d’ oeuvre ...

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Two Jagged Ambush Bugs spooning – A bug-magnet like swamp milkweed is a felicitous place for two lusty carnivores to hang out.

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... and a Racket-Tailed Emerald in a Pear Tree (or maybe a buckthorn) – No mystery why Dragonfly fans are Dragonfly fans.

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The Bug Lady