Back to the hollyhocks.
Have you ever seen a newly-hatched praying mantis nymph?
It's hollyhock season again.
Others are flowering.
I checked,and I had found thesame kind of katydid nymphs on May 1,2013.They were also on hollyhocks.
I only have a few hollyhock plants in my yard,and I'm pretty sure none of my immediate neighbors have them.I wonder how the katydids even find them,let alone show up with such regularity.
I guess if you eat mainly hollyhocks,you're probably pretty great at finding them.
Did you identify theinsects we found on common milkweed?
A.The beetles are red milkweed beetles,Tetraopes tetrophthalmus.They are a type of longhorned beetle.
The larvae are not as easy to find.They feed on the roots of milkweed plants under the soil.
B.This is a Baltimore checkerspot butterfly.Do you see the orange tips on its antennae?
Have you ever seen these insects?