Fun Friday: Reaching the Summit




Another image captured in October in a nearby butterfly garden … a small beetle successfully reaches the top of a Celosia stalk: Can’t you picture what he must be thinking: “Oh, no. I left my flag on the ground!”  :o) Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens Handheld, with […]

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Common Milkweed Lovers




As a followup to yesterday’s post of the Common Milkweed wildflower, today’s post contains some of the prairie critters that are attracted to this lovely plant: A Green Lacewing, searching for small insects: A pair of love-struck Red Milkweed Beetles mating: Two fly species )unidentified): And two different (unidentified) moths: Noticeably absent was the Monarch […]

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Colorful Beetle




Another interesting critter found on my many Aster wildflowers was this small beetle. Fall brings lots of different critters to the wildflowers and this colorful little beetle was enjoying himself on the asters: A quick look in my insect guide has me believing this is a Flower Longhorn beetle, but I’m not positive on that […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-A-Boo




Today’s Fun Friday post is from my nearby natural prairie. While photographing wildflowers and small, prairie insects, I saw a couple of familiar heads peeking above a Common Milkweed wildflower: Recognize the pair? I slowly and carefully moved my tripod around to get a better view: A pair of Red Milkweed Beetles (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus) were […]

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Spot




While hiking the nearby prairie meadow a while back, I ran upon this Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata), wandering about a backlit wildflower: The Spotted Cucumber Beetle is one of the most destructive beetles. Gardeners always seem to be battling this insect in their vegetable gardens. But in a prairie setting, they look so wonderful! […]

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