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Posts from the ‘Insects’ Category

Nymph to Adult: Red Shouldered Green Stink Bug (Thyanta Pallidovirens) Growth

Thyanta pallidovirens 1st Instar Nymph
Poor focus quality was due to the bug being so tiny and running around so quickly!
I can’t blame them at that stage. One wasp kept dining on them a la carte. I even got to watch the wasp eat a nymph at such close proximity. Definitely a downtown San Jose National Geographic moment!

Thyanta pallidovirens

Thyanta pallidovirens

Thyanta pallidovirens – 5th Instar Nymph.
Notice the defining of the “shoulders”

Adult Thyanta pallidovirens

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First time I’ve seen a coccoon!

Pupa

Pupa

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The Hover Fly

Hoverfly 2

Hoverfly 1

Hoverfly 3

Hoverfly 4

Yarrow flowers attract itty bitty Carpet Beetles!

Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles on Yarrow Flower

Making love for 2…making love for 2 minutes! Soldier Beetles mating caught on camera!

Two Soldier Beetles mating

Soldier Beetles mating

Beneficial Insects Poster By UC Davis

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What are you? Unusual insect visits my garden.

The Soldier Beetle...it's a beneficial insect that eats aphids and their larvae! Woot woot!

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