How did you do with the photo matching quiz from last week?
matches the cicada nymph exoskeleton on the tree, G.
Cicada nymphs spend one or more years underground before they emerge as adults.
This queen butterfly, B, matches it’s caterpillar, H.
They both resemble monarchs, which also feed on milkweeds. Monarchs and viceroys are also close mimics.
The insect above, C, Is a honeybee, which build honeycomb below, L.
The ladybug D, emerges from a ladybug pupa like the one below, I.
Finally, F, is a genista moth, which was probably the hardest to identify. It’s caterpillar is K, below. They feed on a very specific host plant, Texas mountain laurel.
Hope you had fun with this challenging game.
This is such a cool blog. So overjoyed to find you. Can’t wait for How to Build an Insect. I LOVE (most) INSECTS! Best wishes. Stay well.
Thank you for the kind words.