Friday, September 02, 2011

Soapberry Bugs

Multi tasking bug
It sounds like some kind of cute bath product for kids, but soapberry bugs are another name for the seed-eating hemipterans (true bugs) like the boxelder and red-shouldered bugs that we often see in large numbers at the arboretum. Soapberry bugs even have their own website with lots of pictures and information about them.

And the soapberry bug people have deemed one of my photos of a red-shouldered bug worthy of their Image of the Month.

Thanks for noticing, Crystal!
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