Monday, June 7, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Found this bug on a fence post out in the woods.
It's called a Wheel bug, this one is in the nymph stage.
They are predatory insects, eating "pest" bugs, like aphids.
Apparently, they are not aggressive, however if bothered they will stab you with their long hypodermic-like beak. The "bite" is known to pack quite a punch.
Since they are related to stink bugs, they too can be odorous.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
This little green anole greeted me at my front gate yesterday afternoon. Then he posed for me too! I was really happy to see this native Floridian in my yard. We don't see the greens as often as we use to down here. Unfortunately, the larger, more aggressive brown and invasive anole is taking over.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
With winter being especially frigid this year, I had to resort to finding my buggy friends in the Butterfly Rainforest at the Natural History Museum. My patience is running very thin. Cabin fever starts to do crazy things to a bug freak's mind. Florida loses all charm for me when the insects go dormant.