Green Stinkbugs are usually a bright green color and shaped like a shield on their back. The name comes from the large stink glands on the underside of the thorax, which they will discharge foul smelling liquid from, when disturbed. They generally do not sting pr pose any threat to humans or pets, although they… Read More GREEN STINKBUG
Pied Hoverflies have distinct upward curving creamy white bars. They can be found in many habitats including gardens, meadows, and deserts. Hoverflies are pollinators, which makes them important in gardens. Unfortunately, they are often times mistaken for wasps and killed. Here is a Pied Hover-Fly on a Mexican Gold Poppy.
March 14th is Learn About Butterflies Day. Here are some posts from this blog about butterflies… WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?, MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…, SWALLOWTAILS, THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT.
Here is a Mourning Cloak on an Aspen in northern Arizona. This photos is from my archives, back in 2005. Learn more MOURNING CLOAK.