1st Place with 104 points:
: "Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) central Illinois-high summer"
2nd Place with 102 points:
: "Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles mating during late summer in Arkansas River Valley, Zone 7b. High level of reproduction results in nuisance levels for some areas but still a beneficial insect. "
3rd Place with 61 points:
: "This little guy can certainly be invasive ... but here it looks kinda cute!"
Runner Up with 59 points:
: "We love them, but the European honeybee is not native to the U.S."
Runner Up with 53 points:
: "Lizard taking care of a grasshopper in my garden ... yeahh !"
Runner Up with 52 points:
: "Known as White Butterfly or Cabbage Butterfly - introduced to New Zealand - the caterpillar of this species is seen as a pest to commercial agriculture."
Runner Up with 47 points:
: "Cabbage White butterfly on wild white vervain near Great House Springs, AR. Introduced in Canada in 1860's. Host plants are in Mustard family and caterpillar is a pest in gardens and cabbage crops. "
Runner Up with 44 points:
: "I believe these to be Spined Soldier Bug Eggs, a type of Stink Bug. From Ulster County, NY."Click here to view all entries in this category.Back to the contest main page.