|Nason's Slug - Natada nasoni|
I need more hours in my day so I can look these new guys up to identify them. I'm still thinking that it will be a good winter job.
|Angulose Prominent - Peridea angulosa |
Identified by Shaina
All of these today were from oak trees. I didn't take long wandering. Grandsons were waiting at the house to pay a game with me. Jonathan won.
|Oblique Heterocampa - Heterocampa obliqua |
Identified by Shana
This one had sewed several leaves together and was hiding in its little nest.
As usual, I was touching gently and carefully, watching for flannel moth stinging caterpillars. They're all over the place and love oaks and, around my legs, blackberry plants. One day I will get zapped by one. Charlotte did the other day when she was moving some hackberry branches she had trimmed from around her back door.
Then I saw a wheel bug eating a flannel moth caterpillar. So who to boo? The wheel bug killing a caterpillar or the caterpillar for being a stinging caterpillar? The white fuzzy thing is the caterpillar.
A good end to another day except for the part of not winning the game! Of course, a grandson winning is a good thing too.
If you know the identification of any of these critters, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.