My house is a train wreck. I fully expect the health department to come and condemn it any day now...so what do I do instead of cleaning house? I poke around the yard and pry into the lives of the little critters that share my space. (Hopefully, the clutter police aren't monitoring my blog.)
Happy hunting...a Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) climbs the heartnut tree. I always enjoy watching mantids. They are very impressive insects.
Trumpet Creeper Pyralid Moth, Clydonopteron tecomae. I noticed these moths for the first time last September. We had quite a few to emerge from the seed pods of one of the many trumpet creeper vines (Campsis radicans) that grow out in the yard.
Some type of wasp with some type of caterpillar -- I can give you a definite ID on the tree, it's a sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua). Perhaps I can persuade my spouse to determine the true identity of this wasp -- afterall, since it is in our yard, it will go on his species list. Besides, he is much more patient than I when it comes to keying out insects.
And one shot from yesterday...a June Bug, Cotinis nitida
Now, I absolutely must go clean the house...really.