Off with the Head

Geez, I thought the warm weather was over. Wrong! It got up to 92F today. Good to know that there are rain chances and cooler weather forecasted in the upcoming week. Fingers crossed.

Judy said she had four Black Swallowtails chowing down on her Rue. After further investigation I think the Rue is Ruta graveolens. The plant is known to host species of Papilio which the Black Swallowtails belongs.
Judy’s sharp eyes spotted this beauty as well. The head was hidden. It belongs to the Owlet Moths (Noctuidae), possibly one of the Bird Dropping Moths. The plant was False Aralia (Plerandra elegantissima) Thanks Judy for sharing!

The Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) had its flag out this morning. LOL The seeds looked like they still were developing.
A Greeneyes (Berlandiera betonicifolia) had lost its petals!
A downy feather got caught on a nearby stalk of grass. Also on bird notes, I have seen Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and various winter sparrows including the Vesper Sparrows today.

A Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida) lost its head, oh my! Well actually I knocked it off trying to examine it closer. Moreover it had already met its demise.

Indeed, they do have a beautiful green head.

So happy to know someone got a good meal!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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