I have been noticing the diversity of insects visiting my North Texas backyard. I realize that some of these insects, such as caterpillars, are in their larval form and ultimately change to other insects (butterflies) but the caterpillar form is interesting to me also.
Below are pictures of insects that I have found this past year. Some of these pictures are seen in my other blog posts (bees for example). However, because of the subject (insects), I am posting them here also.
Texas Bumelia Borer Plinthocoelium suaveolens
Blister Beetle - loves Swiss Chard, which I have growing in my garden.
Small spider with eggsack. I can't identify - can anyone help?
Small jumping hopper or a rosebush - I can't identify. Can anyone help?
Cicada in the evening - see his beautiful translucent wings in the evening.
Luna Moth caterpillar
Blackswallowtail on dill
Solitary bee on prickly pear cactus flower
Honeybees on Silverado Sage
Honeybee on aster