July 8, 2022

Obscure Plant Bug (Plagiognathus obscurus)

No information except they are native to NA and SA and females are more oval than males. So I think my photo has one of each. They are very small. I thought they were tumbling flower beetles. So a new lifer.

A bumble: probably a common eastern bumble.
A house fly.
The crab spider. I now am considering that it may be a male (size) goldenrod crab spider.

I prefer to shoot photos that tell a story. How the spider hides under petals; how it creeps out when there is prey about. Its patience. It requires so many photos and so much sitting and waiting, but I have nothing else to do out there except wait.

Warm this morning but it has been too cold the past couple of mornings to find anything. Right hand swollen from deer fly bites. :-(

Posted by andreerenosanborn andreerenosanborn, July 08, 2022 15:03

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

Date

July 8, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Date

July 8, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens)

Date

July 8, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Obscure Plant Bug (Plagiognathus obscurus)

Date

July 8, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

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