Insect Stalking

I have been out on an insect hunt this week.

I have been looking for newly emerged Cicadas, which I think are beautiful.

Thus far I have only found the split skins/shells

from their molting hanging on the underside of leaves.

I did stumble upon a Mantid in the garden.

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It saw me and quickly skittered to the underside of the leaf.

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I love watching their heads turn.

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I was happy to see this beneficial garden resident.

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Just another reason I do not use pesticides.  I cannot poison my friends!

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My Friends the Fliers

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Humming bird on a dogwood tree.
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Hornet eating a fig.
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Damselfly in distress.
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Fritillary Butterfly on Buddlea
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Dragon fly on a stick.
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Swallowtail on a sedum.
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Dragon fly on a lamp.
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Humming bird at a feeder.
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Pearl Crescent on Black-eyed Susan bloom.
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Hawk Moth at Butterfly bush.
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Swallowtail on a butterfly bush.
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Bumble bee on a fig leaf.
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Cicada on wooden post.

 

Follow the Fliers!