Saturday, September 20, 2008

Meanwhile, back on the marsh fleabane...

(AKA: Pluchea odorata)

These plants are sporting a nice variety of insect life right now.

This little caterpillar has covered itself with little bits of dried flowers to help it blend in with its surroundings. According to my research, it is Synchlora, the adult of which is a small green geometrid moth.

A tiny California firefly. Sadly, this variety does not glow.

There are lots of little pollinators. If you look closely, you can see this one is being watched by a hungry mantis.

There he is.

There are assassins about, too. This one looks like it has been finding plenty to eat.
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