Category Archives: Invertebrates

Nuthin‘

Damn diseases. Weather too nasty to go out much. Sneezing scares away the critters. Mending takes over the needlework. You will have to content yourself with this pumpkin spider seen in October.

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Black swallowtail chrysalis 

Time to clean the veggie yard. This dude was sheltering underneath the dead cucumber vines. It’s probably Papilio polyxenes. You can call it a black swallowtail if it’s an adult, or a parsley worm if it’s a larva.  Apparently the color of … Continue reading

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Bee vs. fly

    Here’s a bee. ———->       <——— And here’s a fly.   So, what’s the difference? Bees: fluffy, long antenna, four wings. Flies: not fluffy, short antenna, two wings. Not a perfect distinction, but a good starting … Continue reading

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And now, your weekly moth

Gotta admit, that’s a pretty nice moth. Interesting how the leading edge of the front wings looks so much like the scuppernong vine it’s resting on.

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Happy bees

So maybe they’re not happy. It’s hard to tell, what with them being tiny and all and not having eyebrows.  But they seem active after being in their new hive for a week.    

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Socks and bees

Tiny sweaters are getting boring. Time to move onto tiny socks, but a new beehive needs watching. Providing the beehive with a convenient bee watching stump allows socks to be knitted and bees to be watched simultanously. Also, since the … Continue reading

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Bees

You know what this farm needs? Fifty thousand stinging insects. Cats are indecisive if this is good or not.

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