While out on a trail walk yesterday, I saw something small and white moving around in the leaves and met this cute, furry moth, Artace cribrarius, the dot-lined white.
Antheraea polyphemus, the Polyphemus moth, one of the giant silk moths. A beautiful moth, and so furry! ￼
Orange Tufted White Caterpillar - Halysidota harrisii Image quality holds up pretty well given that photo was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, 2017-9-9.
Growing in the sunny spots around the garden, garlic chives, sweet coneflowers and western ironweed are current favorite feeding spots for bees and butterflies. 😍
Found this pretty lady in her web on my front screen door. Safely relocated to a sheltered area in my garden. Venomous yes, but easy to scoop her and her egg sack into a container without any danger to either of us. 🤓 🕷️🕸️
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, feeding on nectar from Vernonia baldwinii, the western ironweed.
Top: Bantus Philemon, pipevine or blue swallowtail feeding from Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot . Bottom: Scutellaria ovations, heart leaf skullcap a native mint.
Recorded several years ago. I was recording the waterfall, the dragonfly was a happy accident.
Melanoplus punctulatus, known generally as the pine tree spur-throat grasshopper or grizzly spur-throat grasshopper, is a species of spur-throated grasshopper in the family Acrididae.
Busy bee pollinating a wild geranium. #nature #macrophotography #insect #flower