Sharp-dressed Sharpshooter

At the beginning of the month, I spotted a nymph Broad-headed Sharpshooter. Since then, I have been looking, relatively diligently, at this same patch of mugwort in hope of seeing the adult form. And I must say, “Braod-headed” is bit utilitarian:
Oncometopia orbona.

This is why I leave the house.

4 Responses to “Sharp-dressed Sharpshooter”


  1. 1 Ellen August 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

    What a beauty this little creature is! Thank you for the detailed photos.

  2. 2 sheff57 August 23, 2020 at 8:41 am

    I just want to say thank you for your diligence, your photographs, and leaving the house!

  3. 3 Peggy Herron August 23, 2020 at 1:25 pm

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    • 4 mthew August 23, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Forwarding the email should do the trick. Or copy the url of the original post and send that.

      Your friend can also subscribe, for free, by entering their email address in the form space on the upper right of the blog page. They’ll get a confirmation email sent to them.


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