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A week in photos

IMG_1162.JPGBeetles getting busy. The male was mounted on the other female shortly before this photo.

IMG_1940.JPGLooking for orchids, this is in some pretty swampy area. Someone Mentha.

IMG_1954.JPGSwamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata. Also while out looking at orchids.

IMG_1972.JPGShowy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa.

IMG_1981.JPGLepidopteran love.

IMG_1985.JPGThis plant appears to not be photosynthetic

IMG_1191.JPGClick to embiggen. This white fuzzy (yes, an insect!) is hanging out on an echinacea, doing whatever it is they do.

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  • Great photo of the white fuzzy! I think they eat aphids.

    Also, that white plant has some major issues.

  • Yeah, so bugguide.net suggests that it may be Orthezia or something related to that. I’m not finding much information on the net about them, but the pictures I do see make it seem plausible. I’ll bring my hand lens and take a closer look.

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