16
Aug
07

Wildflowers, Insects, & Amphibians by the Lower Flat- August 16 2007

I’m not sure what plant this is.  The purple plant in the back is the invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

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Bumble bee on Goldenrod.

 

 

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Wasp and another insect on goldenrod

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Mayfly on Autumn Olive(Autumn Olive is an invasive species).

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I think this might be an early phase of a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar on spicebush leave(?). It looks like bird scat which is great camouflage.  If this is a spicebush swallowtail then the silk that it’s sitting on will be used to seal up the leave as it transforms.

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Here’s what it looks like with its antenae out:

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Here’s a yellow jacket(upside down) eating a dead cicada(circle of life).

Yellow Jacket eating dead Cicada

Here’s the after effects of a leaf miner on the shrubs by main beach.

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 Here’s a spring peeper.

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Colorful Milkweed Tussocks Moth caterpillar(Euchaetes egle) on a milkweed plant.

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Female praying mantis.

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