Harvester caterpillar with aphids on green ash leaf
The Harvester chrysalis has an uncanny resemblance to a dog's or monkey's head.
Feniseca tarquiniusThis Harvester is nectaring on the aphids' honeydew.
We see this Ginger locally, but usually there are just one or two jugs per plant.
Print Stachydeoma graveolens
This caterpillar was discovered on its host plant, Bluestar (Amsonia sp.)
Hemaris thysbe This sphinx moth caterpillar was one of several that was feeding on Walter's Vibrunum (Viburnum obovatum).
Palmetto Tortoise Beetle larvae cover themselves with frass. (Frass is a polite term for insect feces). it reminds me of a bird's nest. Who would ever think there would be beauty in the frass of a beetle or any insect for that matter?
Look for the glistening Palmetto Tortoise Beetles on the undersides of Palmetto leaves.
This is the male.
Heterodon platirhinos Hognose snakes dine exclusively on toads.
Hibiscus coccineusIt is commonly called a Swamp Hibiscus.
Achalarus lyciadesHoary is an ancient word for white (usually associated with old age), hence this skipper's name which refers to the white edge on its hind wing.