Miscellany

Two Red-eyed Vireos seen in close proximity to each other, and no territorial tsuris between them, suggesting nesting.

Dark Paper Wasp.

House Wren.

Sylvan Jumping Spider.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker holes on a tuliptree. In Brooklyn, I’ve now found the sign of these birds on 27 tree species I can name and three I can only get to genus.

The Two-spotted Lady Beetle comes in a black form with four spots.

See the little spiky bits emerging from the male Asian Lady Beetle’s elyatra? This is Green Beetle Hanger (Hesperomyces virescens), a parasitic ascomycete fungus. Doesn’t seem to be typically fatal, which may be a bad thing given that ALBs are invasive. Finding it on the majority of ALBs in these patches of common milkweed in Green-Wood.

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