Bees, Bagworms, and Assorted Bugs

Every kind of little critter is making its last effort to feed and reproduce.  Grasshoppers, spiders, goldenrod soldier bugs, and many other unknown creatures are doing their thing now.

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Bee on zinnia.  These zinnias have been a favorite this week to a monarch, a black swallowtail butterfly, and goldfinches eating the seeds.

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The pink turtlehead flowers are starting to bloom now.  The bees like to crawl all the way into the flowers.

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Bagworm crawling up the garage door.  The bagworm inches along bringing its case behind it.  The case is a disguise that makes it look a little like a pine cone.  I understand that these can cause a bad infestation, defoliating trees.  In this case there was just one wandering around the driveway and up the garage door.

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Blue damselfly on basil

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Goldenrod soldier beetle on black-eyed susan flowers.

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America dagger moth caterpillar moving across the compost pile.

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I saw quite a few of these planthopper bugs in the yard recently.  This one ended up inside the laundry room door.

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Big spider webs are appearing around the yard.

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The milkweed seeds have popped out of their pods and this one got stuck in a spider web.

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When I looked at this picture on a big screen I can see little purple bugs, that look like ticks, chewing on this eggplant.

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I need to enjoy these summer days while the weather is nice!

4 thoughts on “Bees, Bagworms, and Assorted Bugs

  1. Love that caterpillar, is it really greenish or is it the light?
    …don’t like the bagworm much though 🙂
    Your patio looks like a great place to enjoy the garden and watch the creatures come and go. I’m enjoying the outside while it lasts as well!

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