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Imagercn48
Aug 2, 2010 1:38 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
A new month and a new thread! What a treat with all the wonderful photos on Page 2 of Bugs, The good, the bad, and the ugly: http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/28393/

jmorth reported the first day of August was the "best butterfly day so far" and captured more "Butterfly Bliss"! Thumbs up Looking forward to seeing more great photos as we continue on Page 3 I tip my hat to you.

I haven't taken the time to grab any shots of the Bugs in the gardens this year so I'll start the thread off with a photo from a few years ago. This is a really unique caterpillar who visited the containers on our front deck. Unfortunately I was never able to identify him - definitely not ugly but good or bad? Confused
Thumb of 2010-08-02/rcn48/efbaae
ImageOnewish1
Aug 2, 2010 3:42 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
great shots J!!!!
Imagesallyg
Aug 2, 2010 6:31 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
So many good photos ,j and all. Makes up for the time some of us don't have to sit and watch for them in person !!!

Jen--I think crickets eat decaying vegetation. junk like that
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 2, 2010 2:10 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Thanks for the new thread Debbie

Yes J your last photo was a grey hairstreak..lovely

Even tiny they are so beautiful!

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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 2, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, That's a wonderful shot Ronnie. I love the Hellenium too. Thumbs up
Imagesallyg
Aug 2, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I've had several of these larvae on my swamp milkweed and today had three of these adult beetles. I think they are likely the same critter. Can't wait to see if I got my pix together! Yay, I did!

Thumb of 2010-08-02/sallyg/ebc8b4 Thumb of 2010-08-02/sallyg/ccd868
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
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Imagestormyla
Aug 2, 2010 2:55 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hurray! Hurray! Yay another expert poster!! Very cool shots & Bugs, Sally. I'm gonna go check my Milkweed.
coleup
Aug 2, 2010 7:07 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Sorry,cell phone doesn't focus well up close. ..On my orange eggplant leaf tonite...Fat, but under an inch long
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Hope is a renewable resource
coleup
Aug 2, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
and on another eggplant leaf
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Hope is a renewable resource
Imagestormyla
Aug 2, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hmm Judy, Do you know what that Cat will turn into? All 3 are pretty interesting.
coleup
Aug 2, 2010 8:18 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
I've never seen anything like the blurry one with the very definite bullseye pink/orange on the back and tufts of pink/orange at either end.

The pair of tomato horn worms will become sphinx or hummingbird moths if there is food and shelter in the area I relocated them to along with 4 others and the ones below...all appearing today!

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Imagestormyla
Aug 2, 2010 8:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Boy, look at how big some of them are. I was out there looking again today, but couldn't see any. Judy, what time of the day did you find them?
coleup
Aug 2, 2010 9:50 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
The blurry picture one with the bullseye is a Saddleback moth caterpillar. It is one of the stinging spine ones. There is a great pic at Bug files on DG.

Stormy, I found the first 5 hornworms at 1 this afternoon and the other 6 at 7ish.. The two largest ones were four inches long and as thick as my thumb. Didn't see any of them or notice any damage yesterday when I was on stink bug eradication patrol just before supper yesterday. Neighbor says they feed at nite and "one of those can take down a whole tomato plant in a day"
Hope is a renewable resource
Imagestormyla
Aug 2, 2010 10:02 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, Judy. How did you find them, visually or by feeling for them?
coleup
Aug 3, 2010 12:08 AM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Stormy, by sight. It's like those pictures that say, "How many cats can you find in this picture?" Once you find one and know what you are looking for, you begin to see the others. But, it's like that old joke, "What's worse than finding a worm in an apple you are eating?"

Answer: "Finding only half a worm."
Hope is a renewable resource
Imagesheryl
Aug 3, 2010 12:16 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Nice.... Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Aug 3, 2010 12:25 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
These bug threads have been smokin'!
coleup
Aug 3, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Here is a better pic of saddleback moth caterpillar
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Imagestormyla
Aug 3, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Judy, he is fascinating. Do you think that you have more than 1?
coleup
Aug 3, 2010 5:37 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Found nine more tomato horn worms today, two of them sporting parasitic wasp eggs Thumb of 2010-08-03/coleup/c7eca5
How many horn worms do you see in this picture?
Hope is a renewable resource

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