Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Here's a close up of the one legged false katydid/grasshopper. It's kinda cute with the bulging eyes.

Click photos to enlarge.

In flagrante delicto. Interesting that the male is larger than the female.


Anonymous Pam/Digging said...

That's a whole lot of bugs, Ki, and some really nice photos too.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Pam,
The photos were taken sporadically during the summer when I had camera in hand and the subjects were willing. There were many other interesting bugs I missed because I unfortunately didn't have the camera with me or the insects were too fast moving. We seem to live in a buggy world.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Entangled said...

Ki, do you need/want IDs on any of these? The bottom photo looks a lot like a red-footed cannibalfly (which I only know because I found one this summer).

The grub from a few posts ago sure is a strange and ugly thing. I have no idea what that might be.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Entangled,
Would love id's of the flies.
The bumblebee, marmorated stinkbug, katydid, woodland or Delaware skipper butterfly and cicada I know of but the one hind leg grasshopper and the flys/ bees? I don't have a clue. The last one that you've id'ed as a canniblfly has such a slender abdomen it's hard to believe it can live with such emaciation. There is a common bee like insect with a clear section of abdomen which is similarly puzzling. I guess these insects don't eat and only hang around for reproduction.

I do think the grub is the common cattle grub. Good grief, how would you like to have that live in your body only to emerge when it's that large. Must hurt like crazy not to mention all that wriggling around below the surface of your skin. Yuck.

BTW, I saw a photo of the strawberry bush (Euonymus americanus) fruit which has burst open, on Rurality's blog. I can see why you would plant the bush.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

There are some interesting Euonymus if you look into it.

I love the insect pictures, I know how difficult they can be to get.

Thanks for visiting the Rose Festival. A note on your previous post. I saw a large planting of 'Home Run' and it was breathtaking.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Rurality said...

It has been my experience that bugs shaped like that stinkbug are rarely up to any good! :)

4:30 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Chris,
The 'Home Run' rose bushes we bought were pretty small. We haven't had much luck growing roses but this looks to be a fairly hardy variety so I have great hopes. The strawberry bush we saw when we were in Asheville had only one green fruit. Even thought the fruit is spectacular I don't know if I want to try to obtain the plant if it is not more productive.

Hi Rurality,
I saw the stunning strawberry bush fruit on your website. Thanks for posting the picture. Entangled also has some photos on here Flickr site and hopefully she'll post more pictures when her plant fruit ripens. I'm trying to figure out if I want to obtain a plant for our yard but it doesn't seem like the plant produces too many fruit. Is yours more productive than the one fruit we saw on a bush in Asheville?

I agree that any stinkbug is not good for fruit you are trying to grow. Luckily I haven't seem many in the garden but more are coming into the house this year than last so that can't be a good thing. ;(

4:46 AM  
Blogger Entangled said...

I was puzzling over the one-hind-leg critter earlier. It sure looks to me like a false katydid, maybe some species of Scudderia? There's also a picture there of an angle-wing katydid nymph missing a leg. Maybe that's just a hazard of being a katydid?

Don't know about any of the flies or bees, sorry to say :-(

You've reminded me to go out and look at the Euonymus. One fruit was getting ready to open a couple of days ago and I haven't been back to check on it.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

I promise I didn't pull off the leg of that false katydid. :)

I tried to post a better picture of the one legged critter but Blogger refuses to cooperate. Oh well, let's just call it a false katydid. I'll try to look up some of the flies/bees.

I hope you'll post a pic of the Euonymus.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Great pictures! Well done!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thank you Sonia.

6:16 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

I like your bugs! Glad to see I'm not the only one with a buggy neighborhood...probably why my hood' is froggy, too.

3:54 PM  

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