Biodiversity…I Spy…the Tiny Ones

Beautiful tiny creatures I found around the farm on my walk yesterday.

Crab spider and bumble flower beetle on monarda flower.

Crab spider and Bumble Flower beetle on monarda flower.

Crab spider on rudbeckia flower.

Crab spider on rudbeckia flower.

Goatweed butterfly, Anaea andria

Goatweed butterfly, Anaea andria

American painted lady butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis

American Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis

Two tiny beetles on a rudbeckia.

Two tiny beetles on a rudbeckia.

Two grasshopper nymphs?

A grasshopper nymph and????

Texas Crescent Longhorn beetle, Typocerus lunulatus texanus, on a powderpuff flower, Mimosa strigillosa

Texas Crescent Longhorn beetle, Typocerus lunulatus texanus, on a powderpuff flower, Mimosa strigillosa

Southern Broken Dash butterfly, Wallengrenia otho

Southern Broken Dash butterfly, Wallengrenia otho

Part of the fun is learning the names of the plants and animals, although chasing down a beetle identification is no picnic!

This post is in response to the Biodiversity…I Spy challenge from Just Another Nature Enthusiast.