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March of the Spiky Soldiers

Tiny yet intimidating with its prickle-point armor, this Assassin bug nymph (genus Sinea) was strutting his stuff up and down leaves and stems. The orange blobs around his middle may be some type of mites.

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The Secret of Nymph

Looking something like a squishy flying saucer, this Green stink bug nymph (perhaps Chinavia halaris) held a precarious-looking but steady position as half its body seemed to float in space at the edge of a leaf.

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Assassination fascination

Waiting for some prey to glide by, this Bee assassin (Apiomerus crassipes) has a more varied diet than its name would indicate. Beetles, flies, mosquitos, and other unlucky flitters all fall onto the menu. The bright orange outline & highlights … Continue reading

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The low and mitey

A tiny dot on a mission, this Red velvet mite (genus Trombidium, I think) was making good headway across what must have seemed like an immense asphalt desert.

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Get on the leaf foot

Not sure what species this is, but I think it’s in the Leaf-footed bug family (Coreidae) — although in this case, the leaf-like padding seems to be more on the leg than the foot.

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Fluorescent blight

Although the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is probably seen primarily as a pest, at least its bronzy wings and glossy green front make it an attractive one.

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Kinda kinky

Out for an afternoon stroll, this Oil beetle (genus Meloe) briefly scurried across a fallen leaf while crossing one of the asphalt paths of the park. Based on the kink in his antennae, this one may be a male. Depending … Continue reading

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