Buggy Days

Oncopeltus fasciatusThe Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) on, unsurprisingly, milkweed.Popillia japonicaJapanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) making more Japanese Beetles in a bed of roses.IMG_3955Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) drinking dew. Dolichovespula maculataThose mighty-wood-chewing jaws!

3 Responses to “Buggy Days”


  1. 1 Deb Allen September 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Nice selection, and nice, sharp pix.. What lens are you using for the hornets?

    • 2 mthew September 27, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Thank! Most of the bugs are taken with my iPhone 5. The insects are so busy working the snakeroot and boneset I can just get on top of them. My actual camera is a Canon SX50, which is why my bird photos can’t hold a candle to yours.

    • 3 mthew September 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Oops, my mistake. the Bald-faced hornet was taken with my Canon. It has one of those “super-zoom” lens.


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