Garden, Naturalist

Bug Safari

I finally found the time and inclination to do something at this house. After a year of living here (almost!) I got out the camera, macro lens, and went bug hunting. 

Fat black aphids on Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia Convergens)
Flowering Quince
Minimum ants… no, seriously, that’s their name! They are between 1-2mm in length. Little Black Ants, Monomorium minimum.
Convergent ladybeetle larva on Blackfoot Daisy
A honeybee on Grape Muscari
Lacewing on Henbit
Toast’s Nose in super close up!
Toast, sleepy little kitten on my desk.