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CONFUSING FURROW BEE commented on by MrsPbio Stamford, Connecticut, United States6 months ago

Nice find. These little bees aren't aggressive, and are unlikely to sting you, so welcome them into your garden. You may find some leaves have little circles cut out of them. It shouldn't hurt the plants. They are excellent pollinators for your veggies! You can even build a bee house for them quite easily!

MrsPbio Spotting
Spotting commented on by MrsPbio Tagaytay, Calabarzon, Philippines6 months ago

Oh my word the butterfly is GORGEOUS!! I literally gasped when I looked it up.
Is the caterpillar itchy?

Thankyou for posting this!

MrsPbio Spotting
Spotting commented on by MrsPbio Hermosa Beach, California, United States6 months ago

I will venture a somewhat-educated guess that it's some sort of a cocoon. It seems to be wrapped around the edges of the leaf or leaves, pulling it a bit closed (kinda like a taco shell) , and then there appears to be a more solid mass inside. Possibly the pupa?

Anyone who knows otherwise, feel free to correct me! :)

MrsPbio Common Cerulean
Common Cerulean commented on by MrsPbio Mangatarem, Ilocos Region, Philippines6 months ago

Question.... is it in the Hairstreak family? I saw the little tails of the back wings......

MrsPbio Spotting
Spotting commented on by MrsPbio Philippines6 months ago

AKA "Huntsman Spider", In Bisaya we call it "Tapay-tapay". Not aggressive, but they run FAST!!!! As creepy as they are, they do eat the giant flying cockroaches........ :O

MrsPbio Tree fern
Tree fern commented on by MrsPbio Real, Calabarzon, Philippines6 months ago

These are always so prehistoric looking! Nice shot.

MrsPbio Spotting
Spotting commented on by MrsPbio Gaborone, South-East District, Botswana6 months ago

Do you have Liatris species in Botswana?

MrsPbio Wood Nymph or Grey Glassy Tiger
Wood Nymph or Grey Glassy Tiger commented on by MrsPbio Mangatarem, Ilocos Region, Philippines6 months ago

lol I was about to identify the flower! LOL Didn't see the butterfly at first.

MrsPbio Mayana Plant
Mayana Plant commented on by MrsPbio Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines6 months ago

Is it a true nettle? (If you brush your skin against it, does it itch like crazy and give a rash?)

MrsPbio Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet commented on by MrsPbio Caldas de Gerez, Braga, Portugal6 months ago

Rainbow Lorikeets are mostly fruit-and-nectar eaters.

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