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Cabbage White butterfly in Lincoln County, WV
I saw this little bugger sitting there waiting to be shot. I just couldn't miss... The rhododendron is about 5-6 feet big, the grasshopper about half inch.
Harlequin bug (Murgantia histrionica) on bok choy, Zone 7, March 2012.
It really “BUGS” me that these things are invading our Gardens.
This is only one Japanese Beetle which comes in droves and eats a lot of plants and tree leaves but leaves the ribs which look like lace. We are in zone 5.
This is a "Dragonfly" which can be invasive is some areas. We are in zone 5.
Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) Japanese beetles munching away.
Zone 5a, Milford, MI
This Caterpillar is a real threat to humans. Each and every one of those barbs will sting at three times the intensity of a common Garden Bee.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) NNI (Non Native Invasive) photo taken in Clarksburg, NJ
Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) NNI (Non Native Invasive) photo taken in Clarksburg, NJ
Leaf footed bug on my Sunflowers ... monssstersss
Cucumber Beetle hiding inside a flower. Zone 8a
Tachinid Fly (C. concinnata) - Native to Europe, this tachinid was introduced to the U.S. as a biological control of gypsy moths. This introduction has failed due to the fact that this fly has over 200 host species & has attacked many native species, including threatened ones.(i.e. - Giant Silk moth) Grand Rapids, MI Zone 5b
Marsh Crane Fly - Native to Europe and was probably introduced to North America via infested soil media. The larvae, known as leatherjackets, feed on roots & crowns of turf grass & can be problematic. This feeding can cause patches of lawn and turf to die leaving bare soil. Grand Rapids, MI Zone 5b
This Northern Mole Cricket is generally not found in colder areas such as this zone 6b, New York. However, with the global warming, it eats the roots of our plants and has made it impossible to grow vegetables in our vegetable garden. We have to plant in large pots & stuff fine netting in the holes.
Monarch Butterfly in Puna.
European Honey-Bee in Hilo
Scarlet Lily Beetle pornography. This is the first year that I've seen them here in Rochester, NY - just South of Lake Ontario.
Been trying to ID this guy all night in the BugFiles but the angle makes it tricky. Loks like a ladybird of some kind? The little beetle is peering back from the inside of one of my iris seedlings.
This is poecilocapsus lineatus, the Four-lined Plant Bug--which attacks the top growth on my plants every spring. I don't know how native it is, but it is certainly invasive!Back to the contest main page.