Like many other moths, Reversed Haploa can be found resting on low lying leaves. Their coloring makes them stand out against the greenery, amplifying their aesthetic. The wing design reminds me of an ethnic pattern. What do you think of when you see this moth?
Here’s some bug sex for all you peeps out there (myself included.) What else would you expect from a dirty wormy?
Though it may not appear so from the photo – this bumblebee was almost as big as the clover flower it’s collecting from. Unlike honey bees, bumblebees often build their nests in the ground and produce small amounts of honey since only the queens survive the winter.
This beautiful, brightly colored ladybug wears red to alert others to her Danger (she leaves a bad taste in your mouth.) Remember that, guys, next time you find a pretty lady in red.
This eastern tiger swallowtail has likely had many a bird encounter. Unscathed? No. Brilliant and victorious? Absolutely.
Fly on friends.
When I first found this pure white moth resting peacefully on a leaf, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. After lots of searching, I still had no answer. What was the name of this creature? Finally – after a couple days – I figured it out!
The eye cannot resist following the trail of these iridescent blue and black butterflies.
With the profusion of red clover blooms, you can now find monarch butterflies feasting on their nectar. This monarch butterfly will live and die here in Illinois – being that it is May. Only the 4th generation monarchs migrate south each fall.
At first glance, you’ll notice how similar the coloring of this widow skimmer dragonfly is to the twelve-spotted dragonfly I posted yesterday. By looking closely at the pattern of black and white spots you can tell the difference. This particular widow skimmer is a male.
The twelve-spotted skimmer is named after the 3 black spots on each wing – for a total of 12 black spots. They are often seen perched on twigs by the water’s edge. This skimmer is a male.