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Bug of the Week: Parasitoid Wasp

Hey, what is that insect on the sunflower leaf? The one amongst all those aphids. Look at those stripy back legs! This is a parasitic wasp, or more technically a parasitoid wasp. Parasitoid wasps lay their eggs in other insects. … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Painted Lady Caterpillars

Some insects are insanely difficult to photograph, at least for me. For example, the painted lady caterpillars on our hollyhocks. Partly it is because the larvae often spin silk retreats for themselves. Taking a photograph of any insect under silk … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Milkweed Bugs Emerge

With patience, we have the final answer about the milkweed bugs. Checking the plant, there are some newly-molted adults. The new adults are lack the dark pigmentation. This one is adjusting its wings with its back feet. As they darken … Continue reading

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