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 on rudbeckia flower.
Goatweed butterfly, Anaea andria
American Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis
Two tiny beetles on a rudbeckia.
A grasshopper nymph and????
Texas Crescent Longhorn beetle, Typocerus lunulatus texanus, on a powderpuff flower, Mimosa strigillosa
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.