It's been a long and mostly unproductive summer for me. I haven't felt much like blogging, although the bugs have been out there. And since we didn't take a vacation out of town, the bugs have mostly been just the every-day local ones. Still, I have taken a few pictures over the past couple months.
This beautiful grasshopper had just shed her skin one evening at the arboretum.
The old skin was on the ground right beneath her.
A couple of moths that couldn't be bothered to show themselves during Moth Week.
A brown stink bug...
And a mottled green one with pretty turquoise legs.
And this weird guy was on my porch just yesterday. Like the stink bugs, it's a "true bug", but I've never seen one like it before. So I'm still seeing new things from time to time, in familiar places.
There have been mantids, too, of course. I will make a post for them a little later.