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More from the Garnett Preserve

 Yesterday, I said that I might be able to find an answer on the little white bug on the Maximillian Sunflower. I think I got it.

Here it is again so you don't have to go back to previous post.



It is an Ensign Scale (Ortheziidae). Family was as close as I could get. There are a lot of different species in that family. The yellow on the back is from the flower I think.


This is the underside. Pretty bug and they can be found on many parts of their host plants.







Often time I find something that looks like this cocoon, but I don't always find something in them. 


This time I found the exuviae (the skin it sheds).


AND the spider! It is a Jumping Spider (maybe Phanias genus)!


Closeup of its eyes. Love the little hairs around the eyes.






Cricket (True Crickets Gryllidae family) found dead under rotten wood.





Last night I found this scorpion by my backdoor. Sure easier to spot with a UV light.



Migration continues from Oklahoma!





Hard to believe that I am so lucky to have a SECOND Tuberosa species! The Big-eyed Tuberosa (Vegettuber alba subspecies cimexoculus) must be migrating too! So fantastic! It is easy to see that this is of the Vegettuber genus with it toothpick-like legs and the skin.



Keep on looking!


6 comments:

Claire said...

Excellent Tuberosa find and the other stuff good too :-)

Mary said...

Migration is over. My bag is empty 😂

Judy said...

Beautiful photography. Esp the spider eyes and scale.

Kathy said...

Too funny!

On a more serious note, did you chill the little white scale creature to make him hold still for the microscope?
Kathy

Mary said...

Thanks Judy!

Mary said...

Kathy, Yes, I did chill it. Actually those photos were taken with my Canon.