While Alex was at camp at our co-op 2 weeks ago, I walked around and took some photos of the summer critters in our Healthy Habitat.
Gulf Fritilary on Turk's Cap - we also found some caterpillars on a passion vine, but my camera's battery was dying
a cool grub! you can see its hairs and spiracles. i also saw 6 legs. and, this is his tail end...
he proved it to me
a female robber fly - you can tell it's a she by her ovipositor that looks like a stineger
this was very tiny, but i'm pretty sure it is some kind of wasp
a beautiful caterpillar i found on the porch ceiling in the front yard - i just used "what's that bug?" to identify this as a White Marked Tussock Moth.
Here is a description by bug guide: “Caterpillars are recognized by the bright red head and broad black stripe along the back flanked by a yellow stripe each side. Two red glands on sixth and seventh abdominal segments, and four tufts of hairs (which may be white, gray or yellowish) on the first four abdominal segments are common to several members of the genus. CAUTION: Contact with hairs may cause an allergic reaction."