Today I saw a pair of damselflies mating. They flew together in unison. I followed them for twenty yards or so, from one weed or blade of grass to the next, but then I got distracted for a nano second and lost sight of them. I got one semi blurry photo.
Look at how this little guy (below) is reaching out to touch the plant.
He had been on the green leaf and I introduced him to a flowering plant.
have normally been crawling around had I not placed him there.
interesting I find the insect world, I get a lot of blank stares and those
nods that people give when they're thinking how weird someone is.
Maybe it is weird. But it's an amazing world out there. There's so much
life crawling around, flying around, hopping around, digging, hiding, eating,
exploring, and capturing a tiny fraction of it through a lens is fascinating.
- Grasshoppers have five eyes; two large compound eyes and three single eyes, one above each antenna and one below and in between the antennae. Grasshoppers do not have ears, but instead hear through the use of an organ called a tympanum, it is found on the abdomen where legs connect to the body. A grasshopper's legs are strong enough to push with a force 20 times its body weight. source: http://www.ehow.com
Song of the grasshopper ....
"That familiar chirping in the fields of the countryside is the result of grasshopper stridulation. A row of evenly spaced, minute pegs on the largest joint of the hindlegs is rubbed over the more prominent veins or ribs of the forewing. Usually, but not always, only the males can sing. Each species has its own song." source:http://www.planet-pets.com
The texture looks like suede!
The Mexican bean beetle, formerly called the bean ladybird, is one of the most destructive insect pests of beans in
New York State. The beetle feeds on the leaves of almost all types of beans, including snap, lima, pinto, navy,
kidney, and soybeans. With snap beans, bush varieties seem to be attacked more readily than pole varieties.
Most of the damage from the Mexican bean beetle occurs during July and August. Both the adult and the larval
stages feed on the foliage, chewing out holes in the leaves. They usually feed on the undersides of the leaves, and
sometimes will attack young pods and stems. As a result of feeding, only the veins are left, giving the leaves a lacy appearance. Yield may be greatly reduced and the entire planting may be destroyed in severe infestations. source: http://www.entomology.cornell.edu