Neat arthropods on plants

Green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) on Variableleaf sunflower (Helianthus heterophyllus)

Blister beetle (family Meloidae) on Pineland false foxglove (Agalinis divaricata)

Crab spider (family Thomisidae) on Variableleaf sunflower

likely Pink prominent (Hyparpax aurora) moth larva on underside of turkey oak (Quercus laevis) leaf

Spotted apatelodes (Apatelodes torrefacta) moth eating gallberry (Ilex glabra)


Kelly said...

I had previously posted these photos with bad links so they didn't show up. I think I've got it fixed now.

MWYork said...

Very nice, Kelly. Beautiful photo of the green lynx.

Thanks for sneaking some additional inverts in.

Hope all is well.

Journey to the Truth said...

I am very happy I found this. I was planning on planting a Gallberry. But thinking twice about it. I don't want it eaten up by caterpillars. Cool picture though.

Kelly said...

Gallberries really are pretty tough plants, and almost always look good, even if a few caterpillars live off of a few of their leaves. I would encourage you to give it a try. Native plants are good for wildlife and are resistant to drought and disease. Best to you either way.