A Pennsylvania Leatherwing sitting atop some ragweed
Leatherwing 'swimming' on surface of water .. September 2006
I have a lot of these in my garden. Glad to know they are good guys.
Only pic I could get with just one PL in it..there are dozens on just one plant
A common sight in late summer
Pennsylvania Leather-wings mating on Crown Beard plant
Pennsylvania Leather-wings mating on Golden Rod
LOVE the Sedum!
I'm thrilled to suddenly have this beneficial insect in my yard!
Soldier Beetle genus 'Chauliognathus'...a beneficial pollenator and predator
Goldenrod Soldier Beetles on flowering nettle during mid Sept. 2012, Caney creek in NE OK. zone 6b.
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle nectaring frog bit, mid Sept. 2012, Caney creek in NE OK. zone 6b.
Soldier Beetle on Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - 8/11/13
Goldenrod Leatherwing enjoying garlic pollen, late summer, west KY, USA
Goldenrod Leatherwings enjoying Celosia pollen, late summer, West KY, USA
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle on water willow flower, Barren Fork creek, Baron, OK. Early June.