In The Wingstem Patch

Today felt cooler than recent days. I just couldn’t stay inside.

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 Seems like I spend a lot of time watching insect activity in the wingstem patch. There’s a pine tree on the left of the patch, a sweetgum in the back and a hackberry on the right.

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Gold moth (Basilodes pepita) caterpillars are relatively common.

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This is a younger version of the one above.

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Wingstem flowers grow in clusters.

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A daddy longlegs waits for prey to come close.

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A leafminer leaves a trail to as they grow inside the leaf.

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An immature ladybug doesn’t exactly look like a ladybug.

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Neither does this next stage of an immature ladybug.

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This immature wheelbug has a considerable amount of growing to go

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before it’s full grown. This one caught a bee for its meal.

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The silvery checkerspot butterfly lay their eggs on wingstem.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Wingstem seems very attractive to many insects!


  2. That wheelbug shot is awesome! 🙂


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