Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A yellow bug

As usual, I don't know what kind of bug* this is. But I thought it was pretty sitting on a Queen Anne's lace flower head in the morning sun. Our weather has veered back to summer-like and I'm enjoying afternoons on the deck again. *UPDATE: It may be chlorophorus varius.

A pretty yellow and black insect sunning itself on Tuesday morning.

If we're lucky, we'll still have another month or two of summer-like weather. The vegetable garden is looking good. All the rain we had has really helped the plants grow, and now warm weather will spur them on. Go 'Maters!

9 comments:

  1. I'm less polite, tending to mutter 'grow you bastards' when I give their weekly feed [we have 2 big pots with plants this year]. It seems to be working ;-)

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  2. Wow, the bug looks nice but I don't like any of them. I would like to know what is it. I have seen at my place the same bug.

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  3. I think that's a Longicorn Beetle (specifically, Acrocyrta chrysoderes). The reason I think I know this one is because the first time I saw one, I thought it was a wasp!

    Brilliant photo!

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  4. I am not into insects but it is beautiful!

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  5. I'm always remarking on your incredibly-close closeup shots... they bring us a view we'd never have.
    We've had our first crop of our little yellow-orange cherry tomatoes... soooooo sweet! Our one big beefsteak tomato that was bright red on the vine was half eaten by a squirrel before we found it (we were away for a few days). Grr!

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  6. I've never seen an insect like that one. Off to see if they inhabit my neck of the woods! Nice close-up shot!

    Mary in Oregon

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  7. Update: That beetle inhabits Southern Europe, Iran and Turkey - Not in Oregon (!)

    Mary in Oregon

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  8. I'm certain it is Chlorophorus varius...
    any colour from taupe, thro' yellow to pale green...
    that's where the Latin name comes from.
    Great shot!!

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  9. I like those tiger stripes.

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