Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A ladybug and other stuff

Harmonia axyridis
I try to photograph every ladybug we find in our Wildscape so we can submit a report to the Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell University. This is a multi-colored Asian ladybug, an introduced species from Europe. So far, I've contributed 20 images to this research project.
Matelea biflora
Speaking of research projects, I submitted these photos of a purple milkweed vine seedpod (with common milkweed bugs below) and a prairie verbena going to seed to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Image Gallery. 

Glandularia bipinnatifida
A cool fly...working on ID.
One lone oxblood lily blooming!

1 comment:

sandy lawrence said...

Finally, I find out what that red and black bug is! I couldn't find an id on it and I had tons of those things this spring in all stages. Since I couldn't id them and they didn't seem to be bothering anything, I left them alone. I don't have milkweed in the garden, so who knows what the attraction was for so many. It was driving me nuts not knowing what they were. So, thanks!

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