What’s that peeking out of a crack in the old tree stump?
Why it’s a boxelder bug checking to see if spring has arrived.
Have you ever noticed how red a boxelder bug’s eyes are?
I just found out that they have boxelder bug day festivities each fall in Minneota, Minnesota. This year’s event will be held September 9-11, 2011. Cool! Let me know if you attend.
I found a swarm of these on my neighbor’s house a couple of weeks ago. I love how accommodating they are for photographs! I also love the two little eyes on top of their heads (at least I think they are additional eyes.)
Yes, those small bumps at the top of the head of most insects are secondary eyes. They are called ocelli.