Spotless Lady Beetle

The little red ladybug who has no spots! Ladybugs are also known as ladybirds in Great Britain and other parts of the English-speaking world. Entomologists prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not classified as true bugs. (Wikipedia) 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞

Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery. I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy! The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something…

Love ’em or hate ’em, we need ’em!

With all the rain and all the plant growth, bugs have multiplied by the gazillions! They are everywhere, and we’ve got the bug bites to prove it! But, we need our bugs. They are amazing and fascinating creatures. And although they can be creepy, for the most part they seem to leave us alone. Purdue…

From caterpillar to Sphinx

Previously I posted photos of caterpillars that have emerged all over our area. This is due to the beautiful green foliage growing from our near record breaking desert rains. Today I discovered the beautiful White-lined Sphinx moth that these fascinating caterpillars eventually become. I was more that thrilled to discover several hovering in the flowers…

Friday friends

To end my week of wildflower photos, I found a few friendly critters that weren’t camera shy. They add a nice touch don’t you think? Enjoy 😊 Large flocks of butterflies, all kinds of happy insects, seem to be in a perfect fever of joy and sportive gladness.~John Muir