Awhile back, I showed you the life stages of the silkworm moth. I missed one stage, however, so here they are:
Silkworm moth eggs.
In case you are wondering, the female moth in the top photograph laid her eggs on a paper towel. The female in the bottom photograph laid on a cardboard egg carton.
To celebrate my new banner, I thought I'd bring you a ladybug from the archives.
This is the twelve-spotted lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata.
For more about lady beetles try:
The Lost Ladybug Project
My post Northern Arizona Ladybugs
Do you think the banner is too busy?
While many areas have been experiencing unusual cold snaps, we in Phoenix remain warm and sunny.
I think this katydid that we saw at the Desert Botanical Garden on Tuesday appreciates the warmth.
What do you think?